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From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-25 15:33:18

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Actually, lack of complains is because of a typo.
> Clean clean $(test-file:S=.output) ;
> should have being
> Clean clean : $(test-file:S=.output) ;
> in which case bjam would be upset, because there will be no updating
> actions for .output.

Oh, good catch! Are you fixing this?

>> > 4. The ".test" file constains the name of sources. Why is this
>> > necessary?
>> Beman wanted it at one point for the regression tools.
> Hmm... I've managed to run most of tests declared in "status" with V2 code
> which does not output those names. Seems like it's not needed any
> more.

Did you run the regression postprocessing applications which generate
XML? *That's* what I was talking about.

>> > 5. The link and link-fail rules are not used in Boost testsuite. Are they
>> > implemented for completeness only or they are used somewhere?
>> They were used once upon a time, at least.
> Ok.
> Thanks for the help!

My pleasure.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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