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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-31 12:21:09

Larry Evans <cppljevans_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 05/30/2005 09:30 PM, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Larry Evans <cppljevans_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>Should jamroot be project-root.jam in this html file?
>> No. Jamroot serves as a combined project-root.jam and Jamfile.
> Then, in:
> v2/doc/html/bbv2/extending/rules.html
> should the phrase:
> you could add the following definition to the project-root.jam file:
> be:
> you could add the following definition to either the project-root.jam
> or the jamroot file:
> ?

That is true in general. Volodya has only got about halfway through
processing my editorial remarks that, among other things, suggest the
appropriate changes to project-root.jam throughout the docs. I say
that only to note that the change is planned.

> Or maybe puting a rule in jamroot will not make it a "main target
> rule";

Well, that is certianly true.

> hence, as stated in:
> v2/doc/html/bbv2/extending/rules.html
> it must be put in project-root.jam. Is that right?

No, that's not enough to make a rule a "main target rule" either.

> So, if you have an exiting jamroot, and want to create a main target
> rule for the project or sub-project, you'd have to replace the
> jamroot file with both a jamfile and a project-root.jam file. I
> that right?

Nope. Jamroot is a complete replacement for Jamfile +

Dave Abrahams
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