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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-04 16:14:03

Recent discussion with users has convinced me that we have missed
something important: the ability to run regression tests against the
libraries that are constructed by

          bjam install

People want some way to verify that their libraries built correctly;
I've heard it over and over. As obvious as it may seem to us that
whatever is successfully built will also pass tests, it is a normal
expectation for users to have. And who knows? Maybe it will find
problems. We can hardly suffer from more accurate testing.

This goes for BBv1 and BBv2, though it may only be worth adding the
capability to BBv2. I'm not sure about the precise semantics, because
IIUC there can be multiple configurations that map to the same
decorated library name.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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