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From: Ames, Andreas (Andreas) (ames_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-06 06:39:53

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Stefan Seefeld
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 12:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [boost] Release Tools Analysis Part I: Build systems
> SCons lacks a robust structure in its definition of 'tools'
> (there is no
> intermediate language to define features in a tool-independent way),
> making it rather hard to maintain and develop. That this lack of
> structure makes it seemingly easy to add new tools is a side-effect
> of that deficiency.

I beg to differ. It just makes simple things easy, and complicated
things possible. You often have to integrate (possibly self-written)
tools into your build process that are considerably less complicated
than C compilers. Just think of the thousands of version generators
used out there.

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