Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Using 'explicit' targets
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-16 10:48:03
On 5/16/2016 10:00 AM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> On 05/16/2016 03:02 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> 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
>> valid target-id.
> You're right. The documentation is wrong
> here. Any place that takes a project-id also
> accepts a directory.
> alias system : ../boost-git/libs/system/build ;
Shouldn't that be that anyplace that takes a target-id also accepts a
Also I don't think that "project-id" is ever really defined anywhere.
> I've updated the documentation and also
> fixed a few other errors.
> - The order of checking is target-name, then
> file-name, then project-id, then directory-name,
> not project-id, then target-name as the documentation
> The implementation actually supports
> (project-id | directory-name) "//" target-id
> However, I've left this extra generality
> undocumented for now, as I've never seen
> any need for it outside of Boost.Build
Thanks for updating the docs.
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