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Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: Marco Guazzone (marco.guazzone_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 04:55:42

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Boosters,
> I am sure that most of you got accustomed to typing "bjam" in console whenever you
> want to build things. This name is old, and derives from a tool named "jam", which
> is even older (around for maybe 20 years). However, this name is probably no longer
> good.
> First, having a single project be identified by both "Boost.Build" and "bjam" names
> proves inconveninent from "marketing" and conveninence standpoints, to the point where
> many users try to read documentation for Boost.Jam, don't find anything there, and
> become upset.
> Second, users get the idea that Boost.Build is somehow related to "Classic Jam", which
> is not true.
> For those reasons, Rene and I have decided that "bjam.exe" should go. We're thinking
> about naming the executable simply "build.exe", since no other build tool bothered to
> take it.
> Does anybody have comments, or better suggestions?

IMHO, "build" is a very generic name.

Maybe something like "bbuild" (where the first "b" stands for Boost)
might just help me to remember this is a boost related tool


-- Marco

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