Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [boost-build] Using glob rule on automatically generated files
From: Darren Garvey (lists.drrngrvy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-08 09:38:18
On 8 November 2010 13:04, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 11/8/2010 6:47 AM, Darren Garvey wrote:
>> I'm using a script to generate some files and then using an install rule
>> copy generated headers around.
>> I'm having a problem with the [ glob *.hpp ] rule being evaluated before
>> SHELL command that generates the .hpp files runs. Sounds exactly like this
>> problem: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.boost.build/20240.
>> Is the conclusion that it's best doing this outside of Boost Build
>> Have things changed and there is a way to make this work nicely?
>> Any help would be much appreciated.
> The only change from when that thread dates to.. Is that now there's the
> capability to run actions "before" the build starts. But I don't know if it
> helps in your use case. Perhaps Volodya can think of something.
I can work around it by including a "cp ..." shell command in my generation
rule. This doesn't help with cleaning up the files but I can live with that.
Thanks for the info Rene.
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