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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Issue in glob rule when invoked in <conditional>.
From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-01 10:43:13


>>> Well, we can also say - the project-rules.glob() rule can not be
>>> called once the Jamfile loading phase has finished its work, but that
>>> does not feel right either...
>> On the other hand, this approach is something we can easily enforce -
>> and it has some logic -- the 'glob' rule is used in project context, and
>> as soon as project loading is done, there's no project context.
> True. I'm kind of leaning towards this solution myself as well as it
> seems the cleanest, with no rough edges to deal with.
> We could actually clear the .current-project variable when loading is
> done and have the project.current-project() rule error out if there is
> no 'current project' context. This might also flush out some other
> use-cases where we were depending on 'undefined behaviour'...
> If the user wants to 'glob' a folder at a later stage, he can always
> use the built-in GLOB rule or any of its wrapper rules from the path
> module.

   Ok, If no one has anything against this design, I'll code & commit
it, including correcting the currently failing test.

   Dima, any problems on your end with using some other globbing rule
inside indirect conditional rules?

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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