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From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-30 08:22:12

   Hi Phil.

> I’m looking for a way to configure the output of bjam so that I can
> builds output depending on OS_COMPILER_VARIANT in a bin directory one
> above my Jamroot. For example if bjam was invoked on an MSVC configured
> Windows machine the build would be outputted to:
> [Jamroot location]/../bin/windows_msvc_release
> I’ve worked out a simple way of doing this, an example is shown below
> which only depends on the variant – but the code feels wrong; what I am
> assuming I can do (but can’t get to work) is interrogate the
> <target-os>, <toolset> and <variant> keys directly from the my rule and
> generate a return path directly from their values, rather than testing
> each key in turn to see if it equals some predetermined value.

   Does something like the following do what you want:

   install my-dist
         <variant>release:<location>release-location ;

   Alternatively, if you need a more complex condition you can look into
using functional properties like <location>@my-location-rule. I might
have gotten the syntax wrong here but it should be easy to find in the docs.

   You can condition your location on multiple properties ofcourse like in:


   Again... writing this from memory so it might be wrong (e.g. might be
, instead of /)... but it should not be hard to test and/or find in the

   Hope this helps.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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