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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-11 12:04:04

Also, FYI, the use of Jam was supposed to solve many of the make problems
described here:, for which I
don't know of any simple solution. Indeed, the paper seems to imply that
there is no effective way to use make unless ALL build components are
included in a single Makefile. Jam allows relatively non-intrusive addition
of subprojects to any project.


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 12:19 PM
Subject: RE: [boost] Boost.Build on IBM, SGI & HP

> > > Really I can design core schema and real build for gcc (Linux,
> > > Solaris). And, may be, build for VC6 with nmake. Also I can write
> > > options for aCC compiler (HP's, HP-UX), but can't check now
> > > whether it really work.
> > >
> > > If this has some sense, I can start.
> If you are really considering a make-based approach, I might suggest that
> is probably some group of users that would accept gnu make instead of
nmake on
> Windows (If not, I'm sure they will speak up now). I understand that this
> violates some of the criteria set by Dave. However, gmake is easily
> for windows and a the core of make rules that can be shared will be much
> if the same make engine is utilized (I haven't looked at Jam yet, but I
> this is a key advantage of this approach). This doesn't necessarily
satisfy the
> MAC folks....
> Jeff
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