Subject: Re: [boost] Python port development
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 02:00:35
Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 07.07.2010 20:44, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> as many here probably know, the strategic direction for Boost.Build is the
>> use of Python as implementation language, which should bring a lot of
>> benefits. For more detailed rationale, see:
>> The port has got so far as to build "hello, world" with gcc, but then stalled.
>> Fortunately, my employer, CodeSourcery, has a sabbatical program, and completing
>> a Python port of Boost.Build was approved as the goal of my own sabbatical. I'll
>> have 4 almost-full-time weeks, starting next Monday, Jule 12.
>> Of course, I'll be asking for feedback, so don't be surprised when I start
>> to post design questions.
> May I ask, will this work be correlated with ryppl and cmake teams? It
> looks like we have three directions for Boost to move on, with regard to
> the supplementary tools, and each team works independently from others
> in its own direction. It would be a pity if that work would be in vain.
It will be not, at least for now. This project is aimed at evolution of
the existing and working tool. I still believe cmake has nothing to offer,
and is basically a waste of time. As for ryppl, I'd be interested in
matching distributed testing it is supposed to provide with boost.build,
but unfortunately have trouble grasping overall design enough to say
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