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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] run versus unit-test
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-27 09:43:28


Anatoli Sakhnik wrote:
> I wish I could switch to the rule ‘run’ either. Our code tends to
> crash, deadlock and show other interesting things sometimes. So it’s
> very convenient for us to have already built executable binary to
> investigate it with gdb. Using the rule ‘run’, I needed to modify the
> appropriate Jamfile, and build the binary in the second pass. That is
> very inconvenient.
> But the rule ‘unit-test’ prepares the binary without additional
> efforts. That’s why I’m going to use ‘unit-test’ in our new projects.
The <preserve-test-targets>on feature will prevent the
executable from being deleted by run.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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