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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [future] Implementation language(s)..
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-25 15:25:53

On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:57 PM, Vladimir Prus <vladimir.prus_at_[hidden]>

> On 25-Oct-16 9:47 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> On 25.10.2016 14:45, Klemens Morgenstern wrote:
>>> Yes, I do in fact envision two languages here and this thread is about
>>> the implementation, NOT the usage, i.e. the target-declarations. So if
>>> you only use the features provided by the system, you'd neither need
>>> python nor C++. But if you need an extension you write in in Python or
>>> C++. I.e. if you have a small one, use python, if you have a big one
>>> (e.g. Java) use C++.
>> So if I start a new project and I want to use Boost.Build for it, how
>> many languages do I need to know to write the build system ? (I'd find
>> anything other than '1' unacceptable.)
> I think the answer depends on whether people will like Python syntax
> for declaring targets.

I don't think that's the only consideration. There's also:

* Should we allow code logic in the project declarations?
* Should we allow code logic to a limited extent?
* If we disallow code logic.. How do we support project specific logic
(since every project is likely to want something)?

I.e. Where do we draw the declaration vs. logic line?

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