[Scons-users] Can SCons be called from a wrapper script?

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Fri Mar 15 13:20:33 EDT 2019


You can have SCons read the sconstruct from stdin.
So you could subprocess.popen and pass your script that way, then just have
it wait til the process is complete.

Currently importing and calling SCons  via python directly is not a
supported use model.
It has come up maybe once a year as a request, but no one has stepped
forward to do the work.
If you'd like to come up with a PR and/or fund such development that's the
most likely way this would come to fruition.

Also you might consider inverting the use model and having SCons drive your


On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:47 AM Don Baldwin <donb at qti.qualcomm.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a use case where I’d like to be able to use SCons to process some
> actions as part of a larger Python script.  I’d like to be able to import
> scons, pass it an SConstruct file as a string, and then have it return to
> me once the build is done.  I see examples where you can import
> SCons.Script and call SCons.Script.main(), but:
>    1. SCons.Script.main() doesn’t take any parameters, so it seems like I
>    might have to write my script to a file first before calling this function.
>    2. SCons.Script.main() calls sys.exit() at the end, which would end my
>    wrapper script as well.
> Is there another way to do what I’m trying to do, and if not, would it be
> possible to add this support in future versions?
> Thanks,
> Don
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