Subject: Re: [Boost-build] more bjam questions
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-29 18:15:43
On 29.04.2017 13:00, Steven Watanabe via Boost-build wrote:
> On 04/29/2017 07:38 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost-build wrote:
>> Here are two (more) questions about bjam internals:
>> 1) what mechanism does bjam use to set up directories into which any
>> target files are being built ? Is there an implicit rule that is being
>> invoked for this to work automagically ?
> It's implemented in common.MkDir here:
> which is called by virtual-target.actualize-location
>> 2) Is there a mechanism to have bjam clean up intermediate files ? For
>> example, if I Use the `exe foo : foo.cpp ;` rule, there will be an
>> intermediate `foo.o` file generated. Can I instruct bjam to remove that
>> automatically in the process once `foo` is created ?
> testing.jam does this. The method is to mark the
> intermediate files as TEMPORARY and then call
> RmTemps $(target) : $(sources) ;
> as the last updating action of the exe.
> There is no high-level interface for this.
Wonderful, thanks for the prompt reply !
> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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