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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Identifying target-name in jamfile
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-29 14:29:36

On 5/29/2016 12:58 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> 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.

Once the project is loaded how does Boost Build identify a given target
name in the project ?

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