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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-11 04:48:14

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hello,
> currently, a Jamfile can request that another project be build with
> build-project path-to-some-other-project ;
> however, the same effect can be obtained with
> alias other : path-to-some-other-project ;
> The second syntax also allows to use project id (and not only project
> directory, see
> What if we declare 'build-project' deprecated and eventually remove it?

I don't know. It's really nice that alias can be used to accomplish
so many things, but the usage above is just a little too obtuse. I'm
all for reimplementing build-project in terms of alias, but maybe we
should preserve the expressive way of "saying what you mean" at the
interface level. In fact, some of the other clever uses of alias
could probably acquire memnonic wrappers.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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