Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Using alias to control a test
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-16 19:18:58
On 11/16/2018 11:04 AM, Steven Watanabe via Boost-build wrote:
> On 11/16/2018 08:25 AM, Edward Diener via Boost-build wrote:
>> I am trying to use the 'alias' rule to decide whether something is
>> tested or not based on the OS and toolset. So I had:
>> alias somealias : sometest ;
>> alias somealias : : <target-os>windows <target-os-windows:toolset>gcc ;
> It's just <toolset>gcc. toolset isn't a subfeature
> of target-os. (Unfortunately, this is not a detectable
> error, because illegal properties are common in target
> alternatives and are simply considered not to match.)
Of course. I do not know how I missed that. It works. Thanks !
> - Target alternatives do not have to be the same kind of target,
> so you can just define a single `alias sometest : : ... ;`
> - Or you can use a conditional on the test
This I already knew.
>> in order to keep 'sometest' from being tested when gcc on Windows was
>> invoked. Does anybody know why this does not work ?
> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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