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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Overriding the type of a source file?
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-12 10:58:54

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 9:46 PM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 9:39 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> On 03/11/2015 08:23 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> > Before I go and hack BB to support this I'm wondering if someone knows
>> if
>> > it's already possible.. I'm doing some BB files for an external library
>> > (Cinder) and it has one unfortunate aspect that I need to deal with. It
>> has
>> > *.cpp files that are actually Objective C++ files on OSX, and plain C++
>> on
>> > other platforms. So the basic question is:
>> >
>> > Is there an existing way to indicate the source type irrespective of the
>> > file extension?
>> >
>> Does cast.jam do what you want?
> It certainly does look like it does what I want.. Will test it shortly.
> Thanks for pointing me to it.

Well.. It barely does what it says. It does change the type but it also
seems to ignore any requirements. And since it's a generator it's not
usable with conditionals. So it's much harder for my use case where I have
to select sources base on target-os.

But, thanks again.

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