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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Identifying target-name in jamfile
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-29 12:58:13


On 05/29/2016 05:51 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
> How does Boost Build identify a target-name in a jamfile ?
> If I pass /some_project_name//some_target_name as the name of a target
> in a jamfile how does Boost Build recognize the 'some_target_name' in
> the project 'some_project-name'. Does it just look for a rule in the
> particular jamfile in which the mnemonic 'some_target_name' can be found
> ? Is it possible to pass an on-the-fly rule invocation itself as the
> target-name ?

  There's no magic involved. When we need
to look up a target reference like that,
the first step is always to load the
project containing it.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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