From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-30 04:08:50
Jabber.org seems to have just gone down.
Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> I'm somewhat uncomfortable with current "default build" semantics.
> First, we allow several alternatives for a main target.
> exe foo : foo.cpp foo_gcc.cpp : <toolset>gcc ;
> exe foo : foo.cpp foo_borland.cpp : <toolset>borland ;
> Both of them can declare default build, but if those default build
> are different, the whole system will break. Default build should
> be at least assigned to *main target*, but not *alternative*. I've no
> suggestions for UI, though.
> Another problem was discovered just now. Jamfile reads
> : default-build <uses>qt
> build-project main ;
> build-project lib1 ;
> Clearly, if I run "bjam" the effect should be the same as if I've explicitly
> run it with "bjam uses=qt". That's not the case: the "default-build" setting
> is inherited by targets in "main" and "lib1" and take effect only when those
> targets are generated. In particular, if "lib1/lib1" is used by "main/hello",
> then "lib1/lib1" will be build without "<uses>qt".
I can't tell whether <uses>qt is supposed to be a requirement or just
a default-build setting. If the latter, I'm not sure I see a problem.
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