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Appendix B. Boost.Build v2 architecture

Table of Contents

Overview
The build layer
The tools layer
Targets
Dependency scanning

Overview

The Boost.Build code is structured in four different components: "kernel", "util", "build" and "tools". The first two are relatively uninteresting, so we'll focus on the remaining pair. The "build" component provides classes necessary to declare targets, determine which properties should be used for their building, and for creating the dependency graph. The "tools" component provides user-visible functionality. It mostly allows to declare specific kind of main targets, and declare avaiable tools, which are then used when creating the dependency graph.


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