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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-03 11:52:54

Hi Brock,

> Actually, maybe propagation is not the correct way to address this
> problem. I think what we really want to be able to say is that
> <user-interface> has no effect on anything besides exes. For
> instance if I have a shared library:
> lib a : a.cpp : <link>shared ;
> Typing:
> bjam <user-interface>gui
> bjam <user-interface>console
> bjam
> Should all have the exact same effect. Propagation becomes a mute
> point. What do you think?

I think that propagaration is still the simplest solution, though it's a
question if it's right or not. But it's a question for you, and other users.

What's you're asking is

As you see, I planned to implement this one day, but some time ago, Jurgen
very convincinly argued it should not be done. His email is attached to the

I'd be happy to accept any resolution. If you belive this feature is needed
and is willing to invest some time in it, both in design and inplementation,
you're welcome!

- Volodya


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