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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Suppressing auto-detected address-model from paths
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-06 12:56:58


On 04/06/2015 10:29 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert Ramey [mailto:ramey_at_[hidden]]
>> Boost build DOES fill a niche that no one else does.
> When it works, it's excellent.
> But I use it too rarely to understand it properly, so I inwardly (or sometimes outwardly) groan when
> faced with using bjam.
> I feel that it would be better to produce a small subset of a dozen popular scenarios and give the
> command line for those.
> Adding even more info to the log output would also help, including the command used,

If you mean that the b2 command line should be echoed,
I don't think that's a good idea, as this information
is trivially available to the caller already. If you
mean the updating command, it's printed by default
only when it fails. Please keep in mind that adding
more output makes it harder to find the information
that you actually care about.

> how many failed, how many succeeded...


...failed updating 2 targets...
...skipped 6 targets...
...updated 80 targets...

> (It's also a bit annoying to find that *all compiles* have failed while you were having lunch, done
> the ironing ...)

Well, there's not much Boost.Build can do about this, is there?

> And an explanation of popular error messages would save time (Googling often produces thousands of
> hits).

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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