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Subject: Re: [boost] 1.43 build broken on MSVC 8.0
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-22 09:11:58

On 5/22/2010 7:24 AM, Gevorg Voskanyan wrote:
> Hi OvermindDL1!
> OvermindDL1 wrote:
>> <fanciful-ideas> Well if it was re-written, and felt like rewriting
>> the bjam source too, the latest Spirit has developed an infinitely
>> extensible S-Expression based language designed for such C++
>> embedding as an example. </fanciful-ideas>
> While the idea looks truly attractive to me, I have doubts over its
> practicality. The following is listed among the most important
> features in the Overview page of Boost.Build:
> "Standalone. Boost.Build's only dependency is a C compiler, so it's
> easy to setup. You can even include all of Boost.Build in your
> project. Boost.Build does not depend on C++ Boost in any way."
> Copied from
> Also, I now remember reading this a while ago:
> Another thing to note is that building bjam from source is currently
> an *impressively* fast operation; that property would surely be lost
> had bjam been reimplemented based on Boost.Spirit. OTOH, as building
> of bjam itself is relatively infrequent, I would trade the speed of
> building bjam for the speed of building my projects *with* bjam any
> day.

I've just about changed my mind on those two counts.. Precisely because
of that *runtime* speed tradeoff.

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