From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-22 10:13:08
On Wednesday 21 September 2005 19:37, David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > On Tuesday 20 September 2005 21:07, David Abrahams wrote:
> >> > the project root is top/. Because there is no Jamfile in top/util/,
> >> > the projects in top/app/ and top/util/foo/ are immediate children of
> >> > the root project.
> >> It is not at all clear what the significance of the latter statement
> >> is. I find it confusing to see it here with no explanation or way of
> >> relating it to what I'm going to do with BB.
> > I've just removed the "Because" clause. It did not add much value.
> That doesn't help. What does it mean to me that these things are
> immediate children? Nothing! Without some more information (and
> perhaps even with it), that has no semantic value to the reader.
What I'm trying to say is that those "immediate children" inherit properties
from their parent. Maybe I can strike the last sentence and say that
"app/Jamfile" and "util/foo/Jamfile" inherit properties from top/Jamroot?
> >> > Building a project does not automatically cause its sub-projects to
> >> > be built unless the parent project's Jamfile explicitly requests it.
> >> > In our example, top/Jamroot might contain:
> >> >
> >> > build-project app ;
> >> ^^^
> >> Is this a directory or a subproject name?
> I don't actually know the answer to this question, you know.
It's a directory name.
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