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FWIW, you've a outdated copy.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
> 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".
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