Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Using 'explicit' targets
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-16 05:02:45
On 5/15/2016 7:45 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> On 05/15/2016 05:32 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 5/15/2016 6:58 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
>>> $ b2 . expl
>> That's what I need. Is the use of '.' to mean all non-explicit targets
>> documented anywhere ? If not it should be.
> There's no specific documentation as it isn't
> a special case.
> The reason that it works is:
> a) Putting a directory on the command line
> builds the project in that directory.
This is not documented as far as I can see. In particular:
target-id -> (project-id | target-name | file-name )
| (project-id | directory-name) "//" target-name
tells me that directory-name must be followed by "//" and a target name
to be valid. Instead you are now saying that directory-name alone is a
> b) Building a project means building
> all non-explicit targets in the project.
> Thus, '.' builds all non-explicit targets
> in the project in the current working directory.
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