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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [Build] problem including jamfiles
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-21 21:58:20


Lee Winter wrote:
> Given a project tree like this:
> top/
> jamfile.jam # contains "include top.jam ;"
> top.jam
> sub/
> jamfile.jam # contains "include sub,jam ;"
> sub,jam
> then in top/sub bjam complains there is no such file as top.jam.
> Clearly the ancestral jamfiles are being processed in the directory in
> which bjam is launched rather than in their respective directories.
> 1. Is this intentional? If so, what is the rationale?
> 2. Is there a work-around such that the parental jamfile can include
> another file from its location?

I really suggest using import, as it is much better behaved than include.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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