From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-31 10:26:16
Thanks for the reply.
On 05/31/2005 09:10 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Essentially, you should forget about project-root.jam For top-level directory
> you should use Jamroot, and for other directories -- Jamfile.
>><------- cut here ----------
>>import testing ;
>>import type ;
>>import generators ;
>>type.register OUTPUT : output ;
>>generators.register-standard save-output : EXE : OUTPUT ;
>>rule main-rule ( target : source : properties * )
>> >------- cut here ----------
>> : test.cpp
> What made you think that main target rule is called "main-rule". Do the docs
> say that?
No. I thought the contents of the above listed project-root.jam would
make it a "main-rule". I only used the name, "main-rule" to emphasize
my intentions. I'd previously called it save-output. Now that I
look again, I see I should have changed the register statement to:
generators.register-standard main-rule : EXE : OUTPUT ;
in order to associate the target type with the rule. Tried that, but it
> At least at http://boost.org/boost-build2/doc/html/bbv2/extending/rules.html
> it's said that declaration of type OUTPUT will create main target rule called
> "output". "main-rule" is a name of action, and is not related to the name of
OK. I thought the generators.register statement would register the
rule. OK, looking closer, I see the html has obfuscate.file instead of
obfuscated_cpp. And, of course, as you say, the previous sentence says
the rule name is obtained from 1st argument to type.register.
So, tried new Jamfile.v2:
import type ;
type.register OUTPUT : output ;
rule output ( target : exe )
: default-build debug
but still got:
<bjam --v2 test_out>
notice: could not find main target test_out
notice: assuming it's a name of file to create
...found 1 target...
...updating 1 target...
warning: using independent target test_exe
...updated 1 target...
</bjam --v2 test_out>
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