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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-14 05:52:47

Toon Knapen wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> >>What if one uses <file> and <name>?
> >
> > This is not allowed. For specifying search paths one should use the
> > <search> feature. Docs updated.
> Can't find where exactly this is now in the docs? Or is the site not up
> to date yet?

Right, it's usually updated at night from CVS, and I did not trigger the
update manually. Should be updated now.

> >>Would'nt it be more consistent to
> >>have <path> and <name>. This way there is no overlap between the two
> >>properties. The <path> only needs to be used if the library is not in
> >>the default path and than will be passed as a -L option.
> >
> > I think the slight difference is that <file> is very specific: it gives a
> > file and it will be linked to. For <name> + <search>, the name of the
> > library should be in a specific format. Besides, if you have library of
> > the same name in two directories, which one is picked is not defined
> > (even by compiler).
> good point. I agree with you. I hope this is also in the doc (which I
> can not find currently as mentioned above) because I think

Seems like an unfinished sentence?

> > I've changed the text after example to be:
> >
> > This will create an executable file from the sources -- in this
> > case, one C++ file, one library file present in the same directory, and
> > another library which is created by Boost.Build. Generally, sources can
> > include C and C++ files, object files and libraries. Boost.Build will
> > automatically try to convert targets of other types.
> Again, I don't see this update in the documentation at
> so I guess the site is not yet synced with your documentation updates
> (are they in CVS?)

I've just comnitted them.

> >>Anyway the documentation is really improving!!! Keep up the good work!!!
> >
> > Thanks. My current plan is to finish (kind of) the "extender manual" and
> > rearrange the reference section which is completely unstructured mess at
> > the moment.
> I will try to give as much feedback as possible while proof-reading the
> manual. I think this is important for the project and this is the least
> I can do.

That would be excellent. I'll be informing the list when I finish something.

- Volodya


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