garyo edited this page Dec 13, 2014 · 1 revision

i'm using this simple builder to generate c++ source files, that include other source files. beware: it may result in problems, if the code of the source files is expected to be located in different compile units! however, i'm using it successfully to reduce compile times for programs with large header files ...

# $Id: 545 2007-02-26 00:57:33Z tim $
# SCons builder to combine c++ source files
# Copyright (C) 2007 Tim Blechmann
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# $Revision: 545 $
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import SCons.Action
import SCons.Builder

def build_it(target, source, env):
    """generate a file, that's including all sources"""

    out = ""
    for src in source:
        out += "#include \"%s\"\n" % src.abspath

    open(str(target[0]), 'w').write(out)
    return 0

def generate(env):
    env.Append(BUILDERS = {
        'Combine': env.Builder(
        action = SCons.Action.Action(build_it, "generating '$TARGET'"),
        target_factory = env.fs.File,

def exists(env):
    return True

to use it from the sconscript:

env = Environment()
env.Tool('combiner', toolpath='.')
combined = env.Combine("build.cpp", ["a.cpp", "b.cpp"])
prog = env.Program("prog", combined)
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