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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-17 10:35:09

[2003-06-17] David Abrahams wrote:

>Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> (BTW, are you guys aware that Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve is already using
>>> or shipping Boost, I believe, with an SCons-based build system for
>>> cctbx, his Computational Crystallography ToolBox? I guess he has about
>>> twenty lines of Python code that parse up the .jam or .bjam or whatever
>>> files and turn them into calls into the SCons build engine. Might be a
>>> useful starting point to look at how someone else has done some of the
>>> basic stuff.)
>> Need to look. Since Python version of Boost.Build is only distant
>> plan for now, we'd have a lot of Jam code by the time it
>> works. Another alternative I was thinking about was extending Python
>> with Jam. So, you'd have Python function "compile_jam_file", or
>> something.
>That sounds like we'd be giving up many/most of the advantages of
>Python. Consider Jam's poor data abstraction capability. We
>wouldn't even be able to touch regular Python classes.

Perhaps at this point, since it is far of, and I think other design changes
are on the table...

Would using some other scripting language be an option? Like Lua which has a
very low embedding cost.

Could we rewrite the parts of Jam that are usefull, like the dependency
engine, in C++ and use them in library form?

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