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From: Craig Rodrigues (rodrigc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-03 10:05:59

On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 04:08:40PM +0400, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Internally, Boost.Build sorts all properties, to speed up something.

What speeds up by sorting the properties? Is there some kind of lookup

> If you need a specific order of a specific includes pair, the current syntax
> is
> <include>some_dir&&another_dir
> This is relatively new and untested part of the code, so feedback is very
> welcome.

Well, I'm not a big fan of this is non-intuitive.
For people migrating from Makefiles, Visual Studio project files, etc.,
it is quite surprising that the order that you specify <include>
directories is not the order passed to the toolchain.
For most cases, this is probably not a problem, but for huge
oddball projects like mine, this can be a problem.

Would it be possible to sort all properties, but
maybe group <include> and <library-path> and leave them in the
same order they were specified in a Jamfile?

Craig Rodrigues 

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