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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Replacement for --preserve-test-targets option
From: Jeremiah Willcock (jewillco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-21 13:58:48

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Vladimir Prus wrote:

> On Wednesday 21 January 2009 19:35:19 Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
>> I notice from
>> <URL:>
>> that the --preserve-test-targets command line option to bjam (mentioned in
>> the documentation) has been removed and replaced by a feature settable
>> from the Jamfile. Is there still a way to set that flag from the command
>> line? Trying the original command line option does not work.
> Any feature can be requested on the command line. Did you try
> bjam preserve-test-targets=on

No, I hadn't. I tried to look for documentation on how to turn features
on using the command line, and was not able to find that out.

>> Also, the
>> documentation should probably be updated to reflect the removal of that
>> option.
> Which documentation? I think that the option was never documented.

Page 33 of <URL:>, for
example. When I searched to find out how to keep the executables around,
many of the posts suggested that option. Is there a timeline for making
that the default, as was mentioned in the earlier post?

-- Jeremiah Willcock

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