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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-12 13:14:08

David Abrahams wrote:
> *Clearly*, going through the
> windows shell to execute build actions is untenable in the long run

Yes, clearly :-)

> (another reason to switch to something like Scons as the build layer
> for BB).

Not clearly ;-) Bjam is perfectly capable of *not* going through windows
shell for executing actions. And it already does that for many of the
actions. The problem is that some actions, particularly those of msvc,
use constructs specific to the windows shell. Hence bjam is forced into
using the command files for those actions.

Of course there may be other reasons to use Scons. I just don't think
this is one of them. It is a reason to consider a better way to execute
actions. Any ideas?

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