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Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: Pierre Morcello (pmorcell-cppfrance_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 07:48:01

Hi, A few remarks about proposed names : I think proposed named should be tested/searched before proposition. E.g : It seems build (by K.Silverman) & bmake (a few projects) are already taken. Too bad, I liked bmake. It feels hard to find a name that is not already used somewhere. Marketing wise : I think a name too much generic the product will be harder to be searched on google. If you use "boost" in its name, people might think you need the boost libraries to use it, or even worse, that you can only build boost with it. My proposition : Use a decorrelated name (e.g 'stand'), or something that has no explicit meaning, like foreign language ('brik'), or acronyms (many already proposed). If it's possible avoid numbers, I have the feeling it ships better. The proposed 'bb' seems ok for me at first glance (and it even comes with a mascot...). Best, Pierre Morcello

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