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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] an implementation of msvc pdb file management for msvc.jam
From: Alexey Pakhunov (alexeypa_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-25 02:29:42

/ Sorry for the delay. It was a busy week... /

> 1. PDB format supports incremental linking. I have not tested whether
> [snip]
> 3.

Good points. So basically you create an individual .PDB file for each source
file with exception of lib.exe case. The lib.exe case worries me a bit.

How doe sthe compiler finds all generated PDBs? Does .OBJ file have the path
to PDB encoded into it?

Actually why do we need a PDB file to be generated for .LIB? LIB is just a
bunch of OBJ files glued together. Passing LIB to the compiler is almost the
same thing as passing the list of OBJ files. I would think that cl.exe
should be able to find PDB files in both cases.

Best regards,
 Alexey Pakhunov.

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