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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-10 20:02:26

Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I guess the C++ port would at least help with the type system as it
> would, hopefully, be easy to add those then.

If "those" means "types," I don't see how.

> So, I think the best way forward is to make Jam a thin description only
> language plus the build engine and add the ability to embed other more
> useful languages to do anything heavier. Basically what we have now,
> except we get rid of most of the usual "language" constructs like
> looping, branching, etc.

I wouldn't; at least I don't see that as a priority.

> and the rules call an embedded language instead of Jam. Perhaps
> something like:
> rule glob-tree ( root : patterns * ) python
> {
> import os os.path
> for root, dirs, files in os.walk('$(root)'):
> # etc...
> }

There's not really any need to redesign this, is there? bjam-Python
integration is already working AFAIK.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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