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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-06 04:30:24

Roland Schwarz wrote:

> I was always wondering why the build system is putting intermediary files
> under different compiler subdirectories when building documentation.
> E.g. when invoking
> bjam userman toolset=gcc format=pdf
> (from BOOST_ROOT/tools\build\v2\doc )
> The intermediaries go under
> bin.v2\tools\build\v2\doc\gcc-cygwin-3.4.4\debug\link-static
> and when
> bjam userman toolset=msvc format=pdf
> bin.v2\tools\build\v2\doc\msvc-7.1\debug\link-static\threading-multi
> So the docs are built twice. But I doubt this is intentional in the most
> use cases. I understand that this would allow the author having docs
> conditioned on the used toolset. But is really anyone using this
> "feature"?
> Instead I'd expect something like
> bjam userman toolset=boostbook format=pdf

'toolset' is really 'c++-toolset'

> being possible.
> Please can anyone explain the rationale behind this behaviour?

- Volodya

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