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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-24 06:04:52

Hi Kirill,

> Well I guess I misunderstood your proposition. I thought you were
> suggesting to tweak symlink rule to allow <location> feature and use
> > > > symlink hello_symlink : hello :
> > > > <variant>debug:<location>hello_debug
> > > > <variant>release:<location>hello_release
> > > > ;
> in addition to regular symlink rule which creates 'hello_debug' and
> 'hello_release' links. But apparently you are about to rewrite
> symlink, right? That would be perfect!
> Anyways, it is just a convinience tool which would be very nice to
> have, but it is not urgent by any means.

Ok. In case Rene is willing to handle this, it can be changed soon. In other
case -- well, issue tracker is specifically for storing issues that could not
be fixed right now ;-)

> BTW, seems to me we don't have any rules for running unit tests in V2,
> do we?

Well, we do.

using testing ;
unit-test foobar : foobar.cpp ;

the syntax of unit-test is the same as for 'exe' --- but the executable will
be automatically run.

> I've seen in your M4 plan some references to boost.test
> integration. Is it going to happen anytime soon? If not, I'll create
> my own rule for simple testing, but if test-suite rule is on the way,
> I would rather hold off until it is ready.

The M4 plan mentioned more advanced functionality --- essentially what is
provided by 'test-suite' rule in V1. It's still planned, but most likely
won't be implemented before M6.

Oh... and I forgot to announce M5 plans. Gotta do this now.

- Volodya


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