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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-11 17:46:48

From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>

> In the meanwhile, can you take a look at the change to
> boost_build_v2.html I recently comitted? It hopefully closes all the
> issues you've raised so far.

OK. I'll also make some edits for English usage.

> I can also offer a couple of tasks for you, if you like.
> First is to document build variants in the docs, somewhere together with
> features.

AFAICT features are already documented, so you must mean that you'd like
build variants documentation to appear nearby.
Boost.Build v1 already said this about build variants, which seems to me to
be adequate:

"A build variant, or simply variant is a named set of build properties
describing how targets should be built. Typically you'll want at least two
separate variants: one for debugging, and one for your release code."

Do you think more than that needs to be added?

> Also, it would be
> great if you could document build request and its expansion.

Ah, yes. OK, I'll try.

> Second can probably help you to learn new code. It's currently not
> possible to specify targets in command line. I guess it would be simple
> to allow it, by tweaking build-system.jam. Guess it should try, for
> each target, to locate it using "project.find-target" and set up
> appropriate dependencies. Are you interested in trying?

OK, I'll give that a shot.

David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] *


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