Boost logo

Boost-Build :

From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-24 14:19:27

Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>>On Sunday 19 June 2005 23:36, Rene Rivera wrote:
>>>>>Also the builtin doesn't compile when "popen" is not available in the
>>>>>runtime library, for example in the case of the MSL.
>>>>Much as I'd like jam_src to be fully portable, if adding a sufficient number
>>>>of underscores to "popen" does not make it works with MSL, then I'd vote
>>>>to get this feature in, even if that breaks building with CW. This is much
>>>>requested feature.
>>>I don't disagree ;-) Just that it should minimally detect when popen is
>>>not available and remove the feature so that it compiles (and possibly
>>>warn about it).
>> Why? For people using older BB?
> I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "older BB", but my
> reasons are:

A Boost.Build that isn't yet using the new SHELL feature.

> 1. For people who only have access to a compiler which doesn't have
> popen and we don't have a prebuilt bjam available. They will follow the
> instructions and try to compile it, and fail. Not a good way to get started.

But if Boost.Build is using SHELL, the failure to compile bjam is just
the first of a long string of problems, no?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

Boost-Build list run by bdawes at, david.abrahams at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at