From: Felipe Magno de Almeida (felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-10 06:41:35
On 5/9/06, ANDREW MARLOW, BLOOMBERG/ LONDON OF <amarlow1_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> my biggest problem with an external dep generator is that
> developers find ways to avoid using it, typically claiming that
> doing the make depend first slows their build down.
I dont think that would be necessary in boost.build. This dependence
tool could be used by bjam automatically. Wouldnt be much difference
from a user point of view, except for faster incremental compiling. It
would probably be better used for boost developers, who need
incremental compiling of boost, or who uses boost.build for its
projects (which, btw, I'm a user of boost.build for my own projects).
> A second problem is that it is awkward to arrange the build system
> so that all the -D and -I options are in one macro - so that the
> macro can be passed to the compiler and to makedepend.
> In many build systems the -D and -I options are interspersed with
> all sorts of other options that cannot (and should not) be passed
> onto makedepend.
It should be all set by boost.build, who has these informations.
-- Felipe Magno de Almeida
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