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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-19 01:21:48

On Tuesday 19 April 2005 00:35, ep1s80 wrote:


> I just recently discovered Boost build (v2). To learn how it works I
> have played with some small examples. In the Jamfile below my intention
> is to declare two libraries and one main executable. It seems bb cannot
> build this because both libraries depend on two different files but
> with identical names. If one of the open.cpp is renamed to open2.cpp bb
> builds both open.o and open2.o in the bin/gcc/debug sub directory. Is
> the really how it is supposed to be? Shouldn't the .o files be placed
> in seperate directories foo1 and foo2? Surely two different libraries
> in the same project must be able to depend on different but identically
> named source files. Maybe this can be solved with sub projects or
> something, but, I really like to keep things as simple as possible. Any
> comments on this matter are welcom.
> # Jamfile
> lib libfoo1 : foo1/open.cpp ;
> lib libfoo2 : foo2/open.cpp ;
> exe main : main.cpp ;

The behaviour you see is by design. In this specific case we could place the
object file in two different directories. But there are some nasty cases

lib libfoo1 : ../../open.cpp ;
lib libfoo2 : /tmp/open.cpp ;

In those cases, it's absolutely unclear where targets must be placed. So, for
consistency, Boost.Build strips the directory name from source files when
determining target directories.

You can find the previous discussion on this at:

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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