Subject: [Boost-build] generators retry on failier
From: George Georgiev (george.georgiev.sf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-06-01 11:28:21
I use boost build system for my c++ project in the context of Visual Studio
IDE where I run b2 with make projects. This gives me some extras that the
VS IDE offers with the multiplatform and other nice features coming from
The problem is that when I cancel a build in progress from VS IDE it kills
all current processes and this very often leaves obj and/or lib files in a
invalid states. When I start build again the generators just fail stating
that ... and I need to manually remove the corrupted artifacts.
I would like to enhance the generators to detect such cases and to delete
the corrupted targets and retry. ... or just to enable such feature if it
I would prefer if there is solution without the need of writing my own
generators, but this is an option too.
I will appreciate whatever pointers on the topic.
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