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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [Boost][build] Bjam ordering source $(>) list
From: K. Noel Belcourt (kbelco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-26 16:54:28

On Jun 26, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:

> K. Noel Belcourt wrote:
>> Thanks for the push, I dug in a bit more to see how sources $(>) are
>> populated for the link action.
>> In builtin.jam, linking-generator.generated-targets() is the place to
>> alter what ends up in $(>), and in what order. For my problem, I
>> separated the OBJ sources from all other sources so I could place the
>> OBJ before STATIC_LIB, etc... The fix turned out to work beautifully
>> as you can see here.
>> <snip>
>> This patch moves all objects before non-objects and retains their
>> respective relative ordering, so as not to break the dependency
>> ordering.
>> Anyone think this is this worth committing to Boost.Build?
> Maybe you can use unix-linking-generator which also
> makes sure that dependent libraries are placed in the correct order?

That would mean that generators that don't inherit from unix-linking-
generator wouldn't benefit from this change (e.g. msvc-linking-
generator), but I guess that doesn't really matter.

Sure, I can move it into unix.jam.

-- Noel

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