Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [doc] b2 headers
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-04-09 14:09:22
On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 8:35 AM, Mateusz Loskot via Boost-build <
> TL;TR: A rant
> I've been looking for documentation about purpose of command
> b2 headers
> Greping for headers or modular inside /tools/build/doc and
> /doc gives me nothing, so I blindly assume the unsearchable
> https://www.boost.org/build/ does not explain it either.
You could search here instead <https://grafikrobot.github.io/b2doc/>.
The magic of https://www.google.com/search?q="b2+headers"
> brought this page to my attention:
> where, to my surprise, I find one of best intro to the concept
> of modular Boost including very helpful explanation of the virtual
> /boost directory and role of b2 headers command.
> Why this kind of information is presented in docs for somewhat
> exotic to Boost (end)users command, I have no idea.
> But, as long-time Boost.Build users, I dare to judge this is an
> excellent example of why people hate this awesome build system :)
"b2 headers" is an entirely Boost C++ Libraries specific construct and
other than using b2 has nothing to do with b2 itself. The same applies to
all the rest of that documentation you just pointed out :-) And hence why
it's not in the b2 documentation. Hence what you are actually saying is
that people hate the Boost C++ Libraries setup and not b2. And I don't
blame them.. I don't like it either ;-) Which is why I've been working to
put as much distance between Boost C++ Libraries and b2.
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