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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-02 23:13:39

on Sun Dec 02 2007, Jurko Gospodnetić <> wrote:

> Hi all.
>> I had just got a totally crazy idea -- we have some algorithms
>> to compute target paths, and --abbreviate-paths options, and it
>> not quite good yet.
> I have another suggestion... (written directly as I am thinking of it
> in my head so do not scream too loudly if it does not make sense... :-) )...
> Allow a project to specify that some existing feature is always 'xxx'
> and should not be represented using a feature specific folder no matter
> how the feature itself is defined.
> That would mean that if a project needs to be built using different
> values for a single feature then that feature should get its own
> specific build folder, but if it does not then it should not.
> As a note - this would require that the build system prevent such
> project level settings from being violated.

Or you could just not represent the feature when it has its default
value, just as feature relevance worked in BBv1.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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