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Subject: [Boost-build] intermediate directory control
From: George Georgiev (george.georgiev.sf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-12 14:47:57


I am working on project that involves code generation. This involves
very often I to need to browse the intermediate directories. Also I
use Jenkins as a CI system with a relatively big matrix of properties.
Combining the way Jenkins creates paths with how boost do makes the
intermediate directories very long (more than 255 characters), which
creates build issues on windows.

The long story short I need to be able to control the intermediate
directories and I am looking for one or all of these features:

1. Ability to exclude properties from the path. For example: my
project is always threading-multi excluding this level form the
intermediate path is not going to create any collision.
2. Ability to create directory name alies. For example: if I could
rename architecture-x86 to arch-x86 or even x86 it still is going to
be completely clear for me what it is about.
3. Ability to combine several properties in a single sub directory
level. For example instead:
I to be able to have

I am looking for advice how to do it based on the currently
implemented features or pointers how to implement them myself.


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