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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-14 06:00:16

David Abrahams wrote:

>>Then next step is to review how abstract targets are creates and
>>used. The 'targets.jam' file contains a class 'abstract-target',
>>with two important methods: 'generate' and 'direct-build-request'.
> I'm looking at that. The comment on 'generate' says:
> If 'properties' are not specified, default values are used.

FWIW, you've a outdated copy. This comment was reworded a little.

> Does that mean
> Default values are used for any non-free non-optional features for
> which values are not specified
> or
> If 'properties' is the empty list, default values are used
> or something else?

The actual meaning is: "when properties are empty or have only <toolset>
value, then use default-build to find the set of properties".

- Volodya


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