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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-22 08:56:09

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> > Or hash the directory name and only have something like:
>> >
>> > gcc/1234567/...
>> Sure, that could do the job, making the chance of a collision
>> infinitesimally small. Taking a cue from we should
>> probably use a base-36 representation of the hash.
> The only problem with this is that target path stops being extremely long and
> starts being expremely cryptic. I sometimes go to bin dir to look at
> generated files, for example, and it would be nice to know which dir to look
> at.

Yep, for sure. bjam -n -a or a custom option to dump the relationship
might help. I think more people have a problem with long paths than
with cryptic ones, but that's just my opinion.

> OTOH, as far as generatated sources are concerned, I hope they'll soon be
> generated to "bin" directory, without any unnecessary "gcc" and "debug"
> parts.

Are you certain that those parts will always be unneccessary?

Dave Abrahams
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