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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-23 06:11:43

jrsr01801 wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Jordan,

> Here are a couple of specific questions:
> 1) I wrap some code I will be using in many subprojects into a rule
> which is defined in project-root.jam. However, to get things to
> work I had to make the rule "operate" in the caller's module. Is
> this the correct way to do this?

That's fine. Of course, you can create main target class... but for the case
you have that's too complex solution. There are no problems with the rule
you've written.

> 2) The libraries I use in my rule had to be defined in the top
> project Jamfile, because I got errors when I tried to put this code
> into project-root.jam. Is there a better way to do this?

Again, what you do is quite reasonable. You can put targets into
project-root.jam, or any other module as described in

(that should work in project-root.jam), but there's no need.

> 3) Finally, my files require a custom suffix; in particular, my
> shared libraries should not use .so as its suffix, but a different
> custom suffix. I used type.set-generated-target-suffix to change
> this, but was not sure if this was the correct way to do it.

Depends. This will change suffix for all libraries Boost.Build creates.
If that's fine with you, then it's fine. Otherwise, you can create a custom
target type derived from SHARED_LIB and change suffix on it only.

Example can be found at



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