Consider the example property: <link>static.
The "grist" would be "<link>".
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Subject: [Boost-build] Explanation of word "grist" in documentation
From: "Edward Diener" <>
Date: 5/23/16 3:29 pm

In the documentation for Variable Expansion in the Boost Build doc I read:

"A variable element's string value can be parsed into grist and
filename-related components."

What does "grist" mean in this context ?

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