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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] run versus unit-test
From: Ian Emmons (iemmons_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-28 09:48:11


I would greatly appreciate it if you had the time to respond to my
original query on this thread (which is quite different from Anatoli's).



On May 27, 2009, at 9:43 AM, Steven Watanabe wrote:

> 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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