# Boost-Build :

From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-06 03:10:41

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Johan Nilsson wrote:

[split]

>>
>> I've already tried a variant of the "physical newline declaration"
>> trick under Windows, but couldn't get it to work properly. Perhaps
>> it is possible to make it work, but I gave up after a couple of
>> attempts.
>
> Seems to work for me...
>
> ====
> C:\Documents and Settings\grafik>bjam -f -
> nl = "
> " ;
> o = "one two three
> " ;
> xs = [ MATCH "([^
> ]*)" : \$(o) ] ;
> ECHO *\$(xs)* ;
> ^Z
> *one two three*

Yes, that works for me as well.

I was actually trying to split an arbitrary number of eol separated items.
Can't get it to work, except by resorting to the something like "regex.split
<to-split> [^A-Za-z ... etc ...] to separate the lines. The following works
as expected (but leaves an empty element as the last in \$(o), which is easy
to fix):

```----
import regex ;
o = "one\\path
a:\\nother\\path
three.files
-I/include/path/unix
" ;
xs = [ regex.split \$(o) [^A-Za-z0-9:/\\.-]+ ] ;
EXIT split: *\$(xs)* ;
split: *one\path* *a:\nother\path* *three.files* *-I/include/path/unix* **
----
Is it really possible to split, e.g.:
o = "one
two
three" ;
so that \$(xs) equals one two three , using the nl definition above in a
regex? This is what I've tried, but it seems to get stuck in an endless
loop:
----
import regex ;
nl = "
" ;
o = "one
two
three
" ;
xs = [ regex.split \$(o) \$(nl) ] ;
EXIT split: *\$(xs)* ;
----
// Johan
```