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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Build changes for 1.38
From: Chris (indy271828_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-03 11:40:37

Hi, just some comments, I'm a user.

Maybe you can make a file configure.txt, or
configure-gnu-deprecated.txt non-executable and then
when a person runs:
./configure<tab> they come up with that file, and in one it is says:
run bjam
That would not confuse me.

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Mon Nov 03 2008, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:
>> In other words, the statement that folks want "configure; make; make
>> install" is not accurate -- they also assume autoconf +
>> automake. Providing configure actually makes a false impression, and
>> whereas we can counter this impression by making configure produce big
>> warnings that it's not real configure, we can just as well use
>> different name.
> I find most of your arguments convincing. The only thing I wonder about
> is discoverability. If you call it configure, *nix people know where to
> start. If you call it something else, I guess you still have a
> README.txt and an INSTALL.txt, so maybe it doesn't matter.

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