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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [future] Implementation language(s)..
From: Chambers, Matthew (matt.chambers42_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-26 13:28:32

On 10/26/2016 11:57 AM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> On 26.10.2016 10:42, aaron_at_[hidden] wrote:
>> Before we switched our products over to Boost.Build, there was
>> an in-house build system written in Perl. It worked just fine when the
>> projects were small, but as they grew, new "features" needed to be added to
>> the build system in order to support the product.
> It would really be great to have a place to collect such features
> (actually "requirements" would be more appropriate in this discussion, I
> suppose), so any new effort has some metric to measure its success against.
I agree. Perhaps Rene's Trello post would be suitable. Basically, I have many use cases from my own project which feel more like "data" than
"logic" even though they contain a whole lot of logic (if <toolset>msvc in $(properties) { <foo>bar <baz>boo ; }) . But I could be doing it
all wrong. ;)

What about actions that make little files:

# create a VERSION file which can be used by TC to parse the canonical pwiz version
make VERSION : : @make_VERSION : <location>$(PWIZ_BUILD_PATH) ;
actions make_VERSION { @($(STDOUT):E=$(version-tag:]=.)) > "$(<)" }

^- I hope this syntax can be much clearer in b3


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