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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-26 10:33:37 contains the source to a new version of Jam. All of the old source
code which used pointers into fixed-size buffers for string manipulation has
been replaced with the use of a string class... written in `C'.

1. Yes, that was painful
2. No, using C++ wouldn't have helped much, and besides
3. It's a `C' source base; there's some value in preserving that
4. As Bjarne has been saying, modern `C' and C++ are more different than I'd

This change was prompted by the discovery (by Hugo Duncan -- thanks, Hugo!)
of a buffer overrun in the build system.


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