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From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-27 11:40:29

Ali Azarbayejani <ali_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> I would not find to tweak this list somewhat, if that will help Dave and Ali.
>> Also, Ali, your requirements list included "real fake targets". Can you
>> clarify what was meant. I probably can address it.
> out of context, i don't remember exactly. i have "sensible fake
> targets" from the original list that dave and i made and i have no
> further explanation; maybe dave can remember.
> i believe the motivation was from a requirement to make the execution of
> an action dependent upon something that was neither a main-target nor a
> simple file, so you'd like to declare targets (that would become NOTFILE
> Jam targets) that are dependent upon other targets. if i can remember
> an example, i'll let you know; otherwise, put it on the back burner.

IIRC this was supposed to handle things like:

bjam msvc gcc foo.obj

builds all default variants of foo.obj using gcc and msvc

bjam foo.exe

build all default variants of foo.exe using whatever toolset(s)
is(/are) the default.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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