From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-25 21:53:05
On 2002-03-25 at 11:40 AM, grafik666_at_[hidden] (Rene Rivera)
>On 2002-03-25 at 12:06 PM, david.abrahams_at_[hidden] (David Abrahams) wrote:
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Rene Rivera" <grafik666_at_[hidden]>
>>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
>Ooops, forgot to replace those :-\
>>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...
>I'll try and change that, it was just easier that way. Question, since I'm
>using Boost.Jam extensions in this would it then be OK to use a for loop
>instead of the recursion?
Fixed. Renamed to more meaningfull "find-to-root".
>>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 was just following previous convention :-) But I can change it, now that
>you've explained the reasons to stop using that. The grist is only so that
>use of the pseudo-function var doesn't interfere with onther uses of it. But
>since we'll stop using them that way it won't be needed anymore.
>The gTARGET_LOCATION is so that we can figure out file relative paths, this
>might be better renamed to gFILE_LOCATION. I use this right now so that if
>"boost-build" rule gets called it can use the location of the boost-build.jam
>file to reroot the relative path passed in to it.
Fixed. Renamed to gFILE_LOCATION.
>>> 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?
>Umm, good point :-O I'll put a test together!
Never mind... It should work, famous last words :-), regardless of platform. I
don't rely on translation of "/" now.
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