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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] help with v2 build system
From: Jonathan Brannan (kickace_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-05 14:58:37

I managed to get most of it worked out, I could not figure out how to
make my rule run before Rmtemps get's run, so I guess I'll have to
make sure to run with the command line --preserve-test-targets, I
could not figure out a way in the jam file to prevent the deleting of
test targets

On 12/3/08, Jonathan Brannan <kickace_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> oh, nice! it does most of what I need.
> I need a rule to fire off before testing.capture-output and I also
> need the "generate-xml" rule to go off before RmTemps happens (I guess
> I could just disable deleting of the test executables for testcov mode
> if it comes to it).
> I also have one test that has to link to extra libs when it's linking
> shared, so it looks something like
> run-test mytest : files files files : : : <link>static ;
> run-test mytest : files files files extra libs : : : <link>shared ;
> This seems to confuse the rules ("next alternative: required
> properties: (empty)")
> Thanks.
> On 12/2/08, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Jonathan Brannan wrote:
>>> I'm working to upgrade our boost and our current buildsystem/Jamrules.
>>> I'm stuck trying to figure out how to do one of our test coverage
>>> rules. In simple terms we do this:
>>> before all tests arerun, execute an action (initialize)
>>> before each test, execute an action specific to that test (zero out)
>>> after each test is run, execute another action specific to that test
>>> (gather stats from that output stats)
>>> after all tests are run, execute an action (generate html)
>>> I also want to assure that in the testcov build mode, unit tests are
>>> always run regardless of changes.
>>> I have figured out how to create a new variant of testcov and set the
>>> proper cxxflags/cflags/ldflags, but I can't figure out the new
>>> dependency/generation/type chaining.
>> Does the attached Jamfile work?
>> In Christ,
>> Steven Watanabe

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