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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-20 07:58:20

Hi Daryle,

I hope that very soon the boost regression tests will use the boost build
system. This is built on Jam which is supposed to support MPW. Under MPW Jam
is supposed to write the build commands to stdout instead of executing them
directly. In MPW you can execute whatever shows up in your shell buffer by
selecting it and pressing "ENTER".

I would like very much to know that someone was trying the build system
under MPW; maybe that's the best way to go.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryle Walker" <darylew_at_[hidden]>
To: "Boost" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 12:48 AM
Subject: [boost] Regressing on the Mac

> I tried to make the regression test at BOOST_ROOT/status/regression.cpp
> on my Mac, using Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 5.3, but I ran into a snag.
> Using the MSL libraries got me an error about the std::system function not
> being defined. I can guess why: the only command-line environment on the
> pre-UNIX versions of the Mac OS, MPW, doesn't allow tools to call other
> tools (i.e. not reentrant). So there's no point in activating the system
> function. (MPW scripts can call tools and other scripts, though.) I
> we have to come up with an MPW script that calls all the test tools.
> I will have to figure out how to make those test tools. (This is with
> the Metrowerks compilers and the MSL libraries; I'll do the MrCpp stuff
> later. Metrowerks and/or MPW gurus are welcome to give assistance. I'm
> sure whether I should build the tools with the IDE, the Metrowerks
> MPW-capable tools, or both.)
> --
> Daryle Walker
> Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
> darylew AT mac DOT com
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