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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-15 03:10:36

David Abrahams wrote:
> Wow, I just crashed bjam by using this rule. I notice it's
> undocumented, also.

It's documented somewhat at the end of "boost_build_v2.html". I'd have
to move some docs to "readme.html", eventually.

> The error happens here:
> TARGET* t = search_for_target( arg1->string, arg2 );
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Since arg1 is an empty list, it is NULL.

That's a bug, that I'll fix right away.

> I was wondering if we really need this builtin, since we have Glob and


> we can find out about SEARCH and LOCATE on any target.

I thought about it before implementing the rule. The problem is that you'll
have, for each included target,

1. take next directory in SEARCH
2. see if there's target of the same name placed there
3. otherwise, see if there's file of the required name

for each direcotry in SEARCH. And (3) is exactly how common handling of
"SEARCH" works. I'd rather reuse and augment existing core functionality than
redoing everything in Jam code.

- Volodya


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