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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Output directories of Boost Build
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-09-19 21:44:36

On 9/19/2015 3:01 PM, Niklas Angare wrote:
> "Edward Diener" <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Finally I notice a 'dist' sub-directory off of my Boost C++ root where
>> a few tools, boostdep and inspect, have built their executables in
>> './dist/bin'. Is this sub-directory relative to the --build-dir setting ?
> Yeah, I find it disturbing that some parts of the build process creates
> files among the source files.

If this is being controlled by some option, like --build-dir, it does
not bother me. But if it is occurring in some hard-coded subdirectory
relative to the Boost C++ source then I think that this is bad.

>> My goal is to move the Boost git repository to a common partition
>> shared by multiple Windows OSs ( Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 ),
> Does it matter if these build related files are shared between the
> operating systems?

Yes ! Build files created when using one version of Windows are not
guaranteed to be correct or to execute on a different version of Windows.

I want all build files to be created local to the OS I am using. Source
files OTOH can be shared. That is the entire intention behind my OP.

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