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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-08 08:42:35

What does "the Booster" do?

If you just want to capture its ability to postprocess compiler messages,
maybe "c++pp" would work. Or, perhaps "error-pretty-print" would be better.
I'm sure you can think of other names along these lines.

You seem to indicate that it is capable of other things. If you want to
capture that fact in the name, then you have to describe what the tool does.
What does it do (generally speaking)?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Frey" <daniel.frey_at_[hidden]>

David Abrahams wrote:
> your tool. "Booster" lacks any descriptive value.

A better name would be fine. Any suggestions?

> Sure, but more importantly, to use your tool as a back-end for processing
> the error messages. Since the build system can run multiple compilers in a
> single invocation of Jam, we probably don't want to just pipe the output
> Jam into the tool.

My misinterpretation of the whole tool <-> Boost.Build may result from
the fact that I thought about Boost.Build as a system to build and
install the Boost libraries, not as a common tool for the end-user to
compiler their own project. But if this is the case, it certainly makes
sense to integrate the tool into such a system.

> > Good idea, but I don't have any
> > experience with Boost.Build yet. As I don't have the current boost
> > version here (at the company), I'll look at it this evening..
> Have a look, but we probably don't normally want to build the build tools
> with multiple compilers as the build system would do by default. You'll
> probably need my help to set things up so that build tools get constructed
> only once.

Any help is appreciated. If I can help by adjusting the tool, let me
know :)

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
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