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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-25 08:30:13

msheppard_climax wrote:

> I want to invoke a shell command during the parsing phase which will
> update a source target with information from the Jamfile, but I can't
> see how to do it. I'm looking for the Jam equivalent of doing:
> $(shell whatever 2>&1 >/dev/null)
> in GNU Make. Is there a way to do that in Boost Jam?

Nope, there's no such facility. It was talked about, but nothing happened,
probably because it's not that simple.

Why do you need it? Maybe the problem can be solved in some other way?

- Volodya


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