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Subject: [Boost-build] How to run inspect as part of a test-suite?
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-19 10:13:20

The inspect program ( does a nice job
of detecting various library boo-boos, but the traditional use (run report
for all libs, post on a web site somewhere) is ineffective. No one looks at
the report and it isn't a part of regular library development and
maintenance workflow.

Since inspect runs fine on an individual library, I'd like to add running
it to the test-suite for libraries I maintain. How would I do this?

If running inspect as part of my regular tests turned out to be helpful,
many other libraries might follow suit and eventually we might even require
it for all libraries. Thus while it would be useful if inspect was rebuilt
whenever it or its dependencies change, we would want the check for change
and rebuild if needed on a once per b2 invocation basis, not once for each
library that uses inspect.



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