[jamming] external program output -> variable
ml at igor.fastmail.fm
Wed May 5 01:20:54 PDT 2004
Vladimir Prus wrote:
> This question arises quite regularly, in particular, the same was
> several times on Boost.Jam mailing list.
> The implementation is going to be straightforward, for example, on
> just fork a child and read from a pipe. However, making the
> portable and robust would require some effort. Maybe, it makes sense
> implementation from APR (Apache portable runtime), or from some other
But Jam already knows know to execute actions and extending that code
with piping should not be that difficult on unix/windows AFAIK. Of cause
I have no idea how to do it on Mac classic or VMS but then Apache does
not run there either (AFAIK again)....
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