From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-26 07:49:52
Leaf Garland <Leaf_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> It's quite possible to use C++ class from Python, if we decide to use it.
>>> FWIW, also, I think it would be fairly trivial to build a Jam ->
>>> Python compiler :-).
>> I think that strategically, we better implement core features in a
>> language which is fast -- C++. I suspect that converting not very
>> efficient code into yet another language might have dramatic effect
>> on performance.
That depends. At least Python can clean up its strings, for example.
> I agree. Scons is a nice build system in many ways being able to use a
> 'proper' language to define your builds is good but it suffers from being
> pure Python as its dependency checking is just not fast enough for large
I'm not sure that has anything whatsoever to do with Python. Scons'
standard dependency checking ignores file dates and examines contents
instead. You can turn that off and use a more Jam/Make-like date
checking algorithm. Is it still too slow?
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