Subject: Re: [boost] [build] using wave tool from jamfile (was: [build] referring to a tool from an external project)
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-19 21:09:20
> On 1/15/2014 8:07 AM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> > On 01/14/2014 10:03 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:
> >> BOOST ?= $(boost-src) ;
> >> I was under the naive assumption that since this variable wasn't
> >> "local", it would be visible to all the Jamfiles in all the
> >> sub-directories. But that seems not to be the case, since in my
> >> Jamfile,
> >> $(BOOST) is empty. Where have I gone wrong?
> > boost-build.jam is run in the global module.
> > Variables are only visible in the module in which they are defined.
> > (Functions in the global module are visible everywhere, variables are
> > not). To access this variable, you need to use [ modules.peek : BOOST
> > ].
> Yup, thanks.
> >> Would it be a good idea to add it to the super-repository's Jamroot?
> >> It does something similar for the inspect tool:
> >> use-project /boost/tools/inspect : tools/inspect/build ;
> >> Many of the libraries have Jamfiles that use the wave tool to
> >> preprocess their sources. Those are all currently broken by
> > This is probably the best solution.
> I went ahead and added this to the super-repo's Jamroot:
> use-project /boost/libs/wave/tool : libs/wave/tool/build ;
> That helps.
> Now I'm working on getting the Jamfiles in Boost working that try to call
> the wave tool. In libs/proto/preprocess, I have a Jamfile that uses the
> wave tool to preprocess Proto's headers. It looks simply like this now:
> actions wave
> $(>) -o- -DBOOST_PROTO_MAX_ARITY=10 --config-file wave.cfg $(>) }
> W = /boost/libs/wave/tool//wave ;
> make preprocess_proto
> : preprocess_proto.cpp $(W) : wave
> That causes the wave tool and all its dependencies to get built (good),
> but it fails to run. I get the following pop-up:
> "The program can't start because boost_wave-vc110-mt-gd-1_55.dll is
> This worked before. Clearly modularization necessitates I do something
> extra to get the executable search path correct, but I don't know what
> that something is. Any help?
I believe that before the wave tool was build using static libraries.
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