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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-16 10:08:34

Toon Knapen <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> On Unix, "lib" prefix is prepended to names of all targets of type LIB
>>> that don't have that prefix already.
>>>simple enough?
>> It's reasonably simple until you start having to follow it by
>> "except..." or "unless..."
>> :)
> And it probably needs to be clarified that bbv2 does not support
> creating libraries *without* the lib prefix anymore.
> This will bite me because I have inherited a project where libraries are
> created (using bbv2) without the lib prefix. OK no problem so far if all
> of a sudden all libraries have a lib prefix. But now there are other
> tools that refer to these libraries with the name of the libraries
> hardcoded.

Here's your first customer for an "except..." clause.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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