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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-31 01:11:11

Hi Alexey,

> The questions are:
> 1. Is there any enchancements related to .rc, .mc, .idl files building
> planning?
> 2. Version of rc.jam I have (/rc.jam/1.5/Thu Nov 6 06:17:53
> 2003//) does not satisfy me a little bit - is it the last one? I took it
> from anonymous CVS so I believe it is.

I think that there's no other version than found in CVS. As you mention, the
rc.jam was contributed by Andre, and was not modified since that.

> I fixed both problems:
> - Moved rules from rc.jam to msvc.jam and added calling vsvars32.bat before
> rc.exe. (It is not really convenient to do it in rc.jam since msvc.init
> rule does great work searching installed compler in different locations).

I have some concerns about it. For example, I thing resource compiler can be
used just fine with borland, and your change makes this harder. For now, I
don't know what's the right approach is. If rc.jam is separate, then it's
hard to generically grab the location of vcvars32.bat.

Maybe, we can keep separate rc.jam for the sake of borland, and add generators
for rc files to msvc.jam as well. The latter will be used only when toolset
is "msvc".

> - Wrote scanner for rc files.

This is positively an improvement!

> Also I am planning to add support of message compiler. I believe this could
> be interesting to others. Does any one interested? Is there any developer
> how already implemented this functionality and I'm doing monkey buseness?

Again, I don't think anybody is working on this, and this surely seems good
addition! Maybe, you can send a patch?

As for message compiler, I'd appreciate if we have some discussion before you
implement this feature. V2 already has support for GNU gettext tool, and it
would be nice if MC support has similiar interface.



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