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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-29 03:27:34

Hi Jonathan,

> I'm trying to decide which build system to use for a web application. If it
> were a multi-platform C++ application, it would be a no-brainer; but only a
> limited part of the project is C++, and we only need to support VC 7.1.
> One of the tools I'll need to support takes a collection of XML files and
> generates web documents. The XML files support several import mechanisms
> which generate implicit dependencies. Looking at the Scons docs, it's easy
> to see how to scan for dependencies since a custom scanner can parse XML
> using Python. Unfortunately, identifying XML import declarations looks like
> it exceeds the capacity of the scanners described here:
> Among other
> things, I need to be able to resolve namespace prefixes. Is there some way
> to do this in BBv2?

Obviously, V2 does not have namespace-aware XML scanner handy. The best
approach would be, ehm... build bjam with python support, with:

  ./build --with-python=/usr

on Linux and with

   build.bat --with-python=whatever

on Windows, and run the attached files with:

  bjam -fpytest.jam

The same importing logic can be used in regular Jamfiles.

- Volodya

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