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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-05 11:11:07

TEMPLIE Cédric wrote:

> it works :)
> Thank you very much
> From where comes the failure ?
> It is my fault ? or is it my BB that is not up to date ?

It's a design problem, so I think it's our fault. It comes from the
fact that Boost.Build has a system that requires all paths to be
specified in a "portable format" that's different from the native format
on your platform. I have repeatedly complained that this system makes
things unneccessarily difficult for both users and developers, but
Volodya doesn't seem to agree and I can't understand his arguments
against it.

> I wanted to use something like that:
> - in my project-root define a path-constant TMP_BUILD_DIR = "C:/TEMP/BUILD/"

The whole point of path-constant is that it will adjust *relative* paths
appropriately for each subproject directory. If you are using an
absolute path, you can use a regular constant.

> - using build-dir $(TMP_BUILD_DIR)
> but it seems that it is not possible... or I do that in the wrong way...

P.S. At the very minimum, when quoting you can snip out the "Yahoo
Groups Links" section appended to each message.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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