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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-05 02:20:33

Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:

> >So, bjam/Boost.Build would have to:
> >1. Detect that bjam need to be rebuild, which is not hard
> >2. Rebuild bjam
> >3. Restart the build using the new bjam. This seems hard.
> maybe it's hard, but gnu make managed it back in the mid '80s
> that is, if make got re-built it managed to restart w/ the new copy.

I was not aware of this; the only interesting behaviour of make I know was
restarting when Makefile was changed.

Do you know that they managed restarting with new copy? But anyway, I think
it's easier to add explicit rebuild commands to whatever script you have.
After all, full jam rebuild is somewhere between fast and very fast for me,
and should be even faster on msvc.

- Volodya


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