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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] merge request
From: Juraj Ivanèiæ (juraj.ivancic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-24 04:32:51

On 22.6.2014. 15:46, Jürgen Hunold wrote:

> Yes, of course. I was musing about the ML complaints/requests that b2 should
> honour visual commandline prompts. If this had been easy, it would have been
> nice to have. But the speed improvements are more important.

Some additional things to consider.

* Should these scripts be created on each b2 invocation, even if they
already exist?

My first thought was yes, but an unfortunate consequence is that you
will have targets updating on a fully built project. In addition,
parallel b2 builds might interfere with each other. Is it OK to assume
if a script already exists that its content is valid? Perhaps some
combination of the two? E.g. assume that the script is valid unless
--force-msvc-script-gen is passed on the command line.

* Should I add a command line option to restore old behavior, just in
case? Something like --no-msvc-script-gen?

> If you can add some lines to the docs or provide a text snippet to paste in
> and change the prefix, I'm for merging this in.

I failed to find a suitable place to document this change. Any suggestions?

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