Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Python port development
From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-08 14:35:06
On 07/08/2010 03:29 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> I tried the link in the original
> post but my firefox browser sets off a bunch of security alarms
> which I am reluctant to override.
Yeah, that's very unfortunate.
> I guess the title "Python Port"
> suggested to me that it was a port of the current system
> to python.
> Of course if I had understood that this is a whole new scripting language
> building things like boost, I might have made a totally
> different observation. As it stands, I have no idea
> what's being attempted here.
Let me copy&paste some high-level bits (from the above link) her:
Why? ¶ <https://trac.lvk.cs.msu.su/boost.build/wiki/PythonPort#Why>
Boost.Build V2 is mostly implemented in the interpreted language of the
underlying build tool, and it has a number of problems:
* No user knows that language, making it hard to extend Boost.Build
or become new developer.
* The language is strange at times, and not very nicely documented.
* There's no standard libraries, so every new functionality should
be implemented from scratch
* The only data structure in the language is list of strings. This
makes many tests cumbersome, and leads to excessive memory
consumption and poor performance on some workloads.
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