Subject: [Boost-build] jam rule to replace characters in a string
From: Marc Dürner (marc.duerner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-21 04:41:13
Is there a way to replace characters in a jam variable? GNU make has a
number of functions for string transformations. I have only found the
builtin rules MATCH and SUBST. Could we add some more rules (I could
help here and write the rules)?
Here is a list of the GNU make string functions and the comparable jam rules:
$(patsubst pattern,replacement,text) -> SUBST
$(findstring find,in) -> possibly MATCH
$(sort list) -> SORT
make's subst is the character replacement function I am looking for:
$(subst ee,EE,feet on the street)
substitutes the string `fEEt on the strEEt'.
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