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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-25 12:06:49

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rene Rivera" <grafik666_at_[hidden]>

> I've implemented part 1 of the new load behaviour.

Hooray for Rene!!!

> In particular the part that
> involves changing the Jambase. I've comiited the changes to the
Jambase in a
> "boost_build_v2" branch. Part 1 is the loading of the build system
only, not
> the loading of the Jamfile, etc. For now the check for the name of the
> executable succeeds when it has "bjam" in the name anywhere.


1. You're using tabs. The Perforce people have taken my suggestion it
appears; they have the removal of all tabs from the source on their TODO

2. I'm a little uncomfortable with glob-to-root used to search from a
directory to the root, because it will keep searching upward even after
the item is found. I know, I should not worry about this, but I keep
thinking about network file systems, etc...

3. What's the point of the gTARGET_LOCATION() pseudo-function variable
and the <bjam> grist? It's not obvious to me what you're trying to

I am trying to move away from pseudo-function variables, because all
those parens get hard to read:


I vote for a simpler syntax, like gTARGET_LOCATION.$(file)

> I'll get to the changes for the rest of the loading soon... not today,
> sometime this week.
> Could someone check to see if what I did works correctly on Windows.
> Particularly the path translation regarding "/".

How can we check? Do you have a test somewhere?


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