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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Newbie: few questions
From: Juraj Ivančić (juraj.ivancic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-12 10:24:12

Thomas Lehmann wrote:
> Again about Example: 1-to-1 generator.
> When trying to use this like here...
> type.register ERR : err ;
> generators.register-standard err.convert : ERR : H ;
> ... then the output is "...found 1 target..." and the defined action
> will be not executed.
> Changing it to...
> generators.register-standard err.convert : ERR : CPP ;
> the action will be called. How do I use this for headers?


> My script (inside of actions) does accept two parameters (input and output);
> so I use $(>) and $(<). How can I access part of the file (path,
> filename, extension)?
> Why? The script could do it by I intent to do something like
> --name=$(>).name
> (filename.ext -> filename) But here I get!


E. g.

$(1:P) for parent directory
$(1:BS) for filename + extension

> Final:
> What do I have to do for using CXX instead of CPP. Registering as a type
> like above didn't work.

Try this:

type.register CXX : cxx : CPP ;

The last parameter is optional and denotes 'base-type'.
Although I think that boost build does this somewhere for you.

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