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From: Jim Hague (jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-01 17:22:34

I've been looking for a build system to use with a couple of projects where
I'm taking over maintenance and development. Currently both are seriously
lacking in a build system - there's a few inadequate makefiles and manual
intervention is necessary. A nice opportunity to investigate alternatives.

I'm trying out Boost.Build v2, m10. I'd appreciate a pointer on a specific

A couple of subprojects have database access programs written in Informix
ESQL/C. This is C with extensions, compiled using an Informix utility that
mimics the C compiler command line - it actually preprocesses the source to
plain C, compiles it with the platform C compiler, and at link time adds in
various libraries depending on the C compiler options. I have extracted the
list of libraries added and tried to replicate the utility behaviour by
copying the qt example, but I'm not happy with this - the library set changes
with platforms (and I need to support AIX and Linux, minimum) and I'm having
to reverse engineer existing third-party tool internal behaviour. So, how can
I change the name of the C/C++ compiler command - i.e. I want to change the
compiler command from, say, gcc to c4gl, for compiling and linking for any
subproject using the Informix stuff - but while keeping the underlying
toolset behavior?


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