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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-10 06:30:31

> This is a holdover from stock Jam. I think the ability to
> incrementally update the components of a static library was viewed as
> a feature. Jam does the same thing on Unix, which generally supports
> that ability. I have no strong opinion on whether it's a good thing
> or not. If a file is deleted from the build it can result in
> too-large libraries which contain old objects, or even (I think) link
> errors due to duplicate definitions.

OK, look I've gone ahead and made the change for the msvc and Borland
toolsets, as these are both causing problems at present, lets see how that
pans out, if anyone complains I'll revert them. My gut feeling though is
that they should be a lot more reliable now.



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