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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-13 04:54:15

Roland Schwarz wrote:
> Johan Nilsson wrote:
>> Isn't this more of a compiler-specific issue than O/S specific?
> Yes, of course, I was a little sloppy.
>> I'd prefer only platform B generating an error. If I explicitly
>> request a shared runtime library I'd like to either get it, or fail.
> Perhaps what irritates me is "error" and "fail", which might mean:
> stop
> everything, which in case of building a larger set of independent
> targets is too limiting.

I think I agree with you here, unless "bjam -q" is explicitly requested. In
that case I'd like everything to stop.

> What I would prefer instead is to put <build>no into the build
> in this case. E.g when building the install target of boost this
> would not stop everything but simply skip building this single
> variant.

I'm not so sure. In the general case I'd prefer error messages being output
and a summary error status returned from bjam. Still not saying everything
should stop though.

I realize that when by default building a large set of variants, such as
when invoking "bjam install" from boost root, the <build>no feature would be
very nice to use.

OTOH, what should happen if someone requested e.g.
bjam --toolset=msvc --threading=single --runtime-link=shared from boost
root? For this case it should definitely not silently generate nothing,

/ Johan

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