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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-06 19:27:48

Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> Why was popen() never implemented in the core of Jam?

Lack of effort and knowledge. No one with the right knowledge has
volunteered to implement it.

> While not the prettiest of things, it is useful to sometimes
> shell out and execute various commands during a build process.

Very useful.. we've wanted the functionality in bjam for a long time!
For example we could use popen() instead of raw exec() to run actions
and hence solve the parallel build problem of output getting scrambled.

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