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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] new EXEC builtin command
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-22 10:06:31


On 02/17/2012 12:48 AM, Marc Dürner wrote:
> Hello boost builders,
> I would like to suggest a new builtin rule named EXEC, or reimplement
> for the SHELL builtin rule.
> I have tried to use the current SHELL rule with mixed success. It
> seems it does not work well under windows when paths have spaces and
> the command needs to be qouted. The reason for this is a limited
> implementation of popen on windows.

Do you have a specific test case that fails?
I thought there was code in builtin_shell to
handle this.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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