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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-22 11:44:22

[2003-05-13] Vladimir Prus wrote:

>David Abrahams wrote:
>> What's wrong with what I proposed? I thought it out fairly
>> carefully. To recap:

OK, sorry, I missed it the first time around :-(

>> The "right" approach, IMO, is to allow project-root.jam [or
>> whatever we call it] to fulfill the functions of a top-level
>> Jamfile if no such Jamfile exists. I'm not sure how much
>> infrastructure is required to implement that; maybe it already
>> works (though I doubt it).
>> The reason this one isn't dangerous, despite its similarity to your
>> proposal, is that it's the Jamfile we allow you to eliminate, and
>> there's no upward search for Jamfiles.
>There's one concern: we need to make sure that projects which contain
>project-root.jam only are first-class citizens. I.e. that all code which
>refers to other project will work when those other project have only
>project-root.jam. That's more of a note about testing, than critique.
>I'm fine with this approach.

Yea, other than it's more work, seems like a reasonable approach.

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