Thanks to both of you! I know how to solve what I need to do now.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:
On 03/12/2015 12:03 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:

On 03/12/2015 12:43 PM, Ryan Gonzalez wrote:
I have a few questions about using Boost.Build. I know they sound kind of
weird, but I can guarantee that I'm not trying to blow anything up. :)

1) Is it possible to run the command to compile a program on-the-spot, i.e.
skip the meta-target phase for this particular target? This is the question
I said would sound weird. See, I'm trying to run a "compile test"; if a
source file compiles (and, in some cases, runs), then one thing is
executed, otherwise another is executed.

Use the check-target-builds rule.  See:

There's also lower-level, possibly more flexiible, configure.builds, see example at:


Vladimir Prus

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