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From: Arkadiy Vertleyb (vertleyb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-27 03:35:31

"David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote

> "Arkadiy Vertleyb" <vertleyb_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > The discussion about Boost.Build is valuable by itself, but OTOH, (why)
do I
> > need the Boost.Build to use the Boost.Book? Isn't Boost.Build just a
way to
> > run something that otherwise can be run from the command line?
> For the same reasons you need Boost.Build to build Boost. There are
> lots of steps to translating BoostBook into HTML or PDF. If you want
> to figure those steps out by hand and put them all in a .bat file and
> do all of them every time even if only a small percentage need to be
> done, then by all means go for it!

No, I don't want it :-)

I havn't realized it's so complicated. I thought it's just some kind of
minor automation, and wanted to avoid it until my problems with the build
are resolved. Thanks for the explanation.


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