[C++-sig] Python, Boost.Python, and SCons

Jonathan Brandmeyer jbrandmeyer at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 3 06:19:09 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 22:07, Jonathan Brandmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 18:26, Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
> > --- Chad Austin <caustin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > SCons is awesome!
> > 
> > SCons is awesome indeed! I am using it ever since the repository support was
> > added (0.08 or so). However, there is one thing I have to hack around: the
> > implicit dependency scan of the boost tree is horribly slow on some older
> > platforms (minutes before the first compilation command is issued) and even on
> > new platforms I find the waits very annoying when I am in a debug/recompile
> > cycle.
> I've only recently started learning how to use Scons, and not with Boost
> yet.  There is a way to use timestamps rather than md5 hashes to check
> dependency relationships.
> SourceSignatures('timestamp')
> Does that help?  This sounds like a major scalability problem to me.

Never mind, I see now that you mean the preprocessor's scanning to
generate the dependency tree.  Ungh.


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