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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Cross-compiling
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-29 22:32:05

Woohoo! I've been contemplating making such changes for a while. For the
sames reasons too :-) But...

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> I've checked in few patches

That one broke my builds :-( For the longest time I've had these lines
one my root jam files:

   type.set-generated-target-suffix EXE : <target-os>linux : app ;
   type.set-generated-target-suffix EXE : <target-os>windows : exe ;

I know the windows one is redundant. But I hate assuming, and hence
relying, on default settings like this. And the "app" one just personal
preference. Now I get this error:

in find-replace from module object(property-map)@1
error: Ambiguous key

Which I verified is from the extra windows target suffix by commenting
it out. It doesn't affect me terribly... But this error also means one
can't override the default suffix. I.e. one can't do:

   type.set-generated-target-suffix EXE : <target-os>windows : run ;

It seems like a bad idea to remove the ability to override defaults.

> bjam toolset=gcc-4.2.1 target-os=windows threading=multi threadapi=win32 --with-thread
> We probably can cut down on the number of things to say on command line,
> but still, it works. Of course, I still have to document things.

Hm, the cross-compile on MacOS for iPhone has the same "long command"
problem. I end up running, with an alias:

   bjam toolset=darwin architecture=arm target-os=iphone

How are you thinking of reducing things like that?

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