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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-11 15:24:23

Larry Evans wrote:

> On 09/11/07 13:35, David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Tue Sep 11 2007, Larry Evans <> wrote:
>>> Following instructions given by:
>>> bjam --help-options
>>> Boost.Jam Usage:
>>> bjam [ options... ] targets...
>>> * -a; Build all targets, even if they are current.
>>> * -fx; Read 'x' as the Jamfile for building
>>> instead of searching for the Boost.Build system.
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> In other words, the entire build system is replaced with 'x'
> OOP. Sorry, I just saw Jamfile and assumed it was
> talking about the local Jamfile. I couldn't imagine
> why one would want to replace the whole Boost.Build system; so,
> I guess that's why I ignored that part. What's
> a possible reason for doing that?

Mainly, running small snippets of Jam language, for testing
purposes. Even for Python port, which replaces everything,
-fx is too heavy weapon to be used ;-)

- Volodya

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