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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-15 13:02:52

Vladimir Prus wrote:

> Hi,
> as you probably know, V2 has a feature which allows to omit Jamfile for a
> directory which has project-root.jam file. You need to add one line to
> project-root.jam and V2 will no longer try to load Jamfile in the same
> directory and project-root.jam can declare targets.
> Now, the feature is there for some time and is tested, but... I never use it.
> It's simpler for me to add project-root.jam once, than to use Jamfile in one
> place and project-root.jam in another. Further, I'm hacking through
> project.jam now, and see that this feature involves some complexity.
> What do people think about removing the feature completely?

I have no objection to this specific change, but at the same time I
recognize it's important for people to be able to set up an easy build
environment with a single Jam file. Our system is great for large
installations, but it sucks for people who just want to throw together a
quick project. We should accomodate them somehow. Maybe a new file
name called "Jamworld" which does it all (or something) ;-)


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