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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Copying source file required by target
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-07-27 21:12:20

On 7/27/2018 12:43 PM, Steven Watanabe via Boost-build wrote:
> On 07/27/2018 10:34 AM, Mateusz Loskot via Boost-build wrote:
>> On 27 July 2018 at 15:42, Steven Watanabe via Boost-build
>> <boost-build_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>> $ b2 --help make.make
>>> Rule 'make.make ( target-name : sources * : generating-rule + :
>>> requirements * : usage-requirements * )':
>> I should have remembered to ask b2 for help :)
> The built-in help command is often more
> useful if what you're looking for is the
> exact signature of a rule. We're slowly
> working on getting all this information
> into the html docs, but it's a work in
> progress.

I find it disappointing that there is no easy way to get an alphabetic
list and explanation of all b2 options. Even first 'b2 --help' and then
using 'b2 --help-options' does not list all the b2 options AFAICS. Also
of course the b2 options are not all listed in the html docs, as you say
above. Should not this be easier for Boost developers ? Maybe no one
actually knows all the options to b2, and that is why there is no simply
alphabetic listing with explanation of b2 options ?

>> I've been trying quite sincerely to learn it from
> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe

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