Subject: Re: [Boost-build] User-defined options
From: Phil Bass (Phil.Bass_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-16 11:08:16
Steven Watanabe wrote:
> Phil Bass wrote:
>> flags sql.make-SQL-file CAL_CONFIG <cal-config> ;
>> generators.register-standard make-SQL-file : CONFIG_SRC : SQL ;
>> The value of the CAL_CONFIG variable in the make-SQL-file action is
>> always empty. What am I doing wrong?
> Shouldn't the argument to flags be exactly the same as the
> argument to generators.register-standard?
You mean like this?
flags sql.make-SQL-file CAL_CONFIG <cal-config> ;
. . .
generators.register-standard sql.make-SQL-file : CONFIG_SRC : SQL ;
Thank you! I was thinking the generator ID was 'make-SQL-file' and the
'sql' was a module ID that could be omitted in the scope of the sql
module. I now see the error of my ways. ;-)
For the benefit of the list, this mistake isn't as daft as it sounds.
The Boost Build docs use the following example:
import generators ;
generators.register-standard verbatim.inline-file : VERBATIM : CPP ;
"./inline-file.py" $(<) $(>)
And the text says, "By convention, generators use the same name of the
action block as their own id."
-- Phil Bass (phil_at_[hidden])
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