From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-02 07:47:06
> Also, symlink.py is failing because the created links are called
> hello_debug.exe link/hello_release.exe (note the .exe suffix)
Ehm... I'm not sure what is the right solution. Now, 'symlink' retains
target suffices. Is this right idea?
> > 1. Why going through shell is bad?
> Because you have to escape everything properly. Tests were failing
> because of an unescaped semicolon that was breaking the command in two.
> In my system, I was having problems also with whitespaces in directory
> names (I was tricked by win xp into using spaces in my username)
Ok, I understand now.
> > 2. Could you please resend the patch as unified diff ("cvs diff -u").
> > Somehow, emacs fails to convert your context diff into unified one, which
> > is much more readable, IMO.
> See attached.
Thanks! I've applied the patch with the following additional change:
--- BoostBuild.py.prev Wed Apr 2 16:23:14 2003
+++ BoostBuild.py Wed Apr 2 16:26:10 2003
@@ -224,10 +224,10 @@
kw['program'] = 
kw['program'] += self.program
+ if extra_args:
+ kw['program'] += extra_args.split(" ")
- if extra_args:
- kw['program'] += extra_args.split(" ")
kw['chdir'] = subdir
apply(TestCmd.TestCmd.run, [self], kw)
The same change was made in revision 1.47 of BoostBuild.py and I'm redoing it
for the same reason -- because passing "gcc -n" to bjam results in "-n" being
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