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Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 11:13:09

Steven Watanabe wrote:

> Michael Fawcett wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Matt Chambers
>> <matthew.chambers_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> I actually like "boob", but if some object to it, to make it slightly less obvious (offensive?),
>>> it could be boobi "Boost Build Interpreter". Also bbi or bobi, or boostie (Boost Interpreted
>>> Environment?)
>> And what if I forget what website I can download that build tool from?
>> I'm sure as hell not going to search "boob" from work, no matter what
>> I might append (e.g. "boob build" isn't any better). This goes for
>> the "babe" suggestion as well.
>> On topic, I think an earlier suggestion to just choose a word, made
>> up or not, that is easy to say and not taken has a lot of merit - Jam,
>> Ant, Nant, CMake, Scons, etc... Since it has history as bjam you
>> could play off that, Jelly Build, Marmalade, Gelatin Build, Gelato,
>> etc...
> Honestly, if we're going to pick a totally arbitrary name, I'd
> prefer leaving it alone.

I agree. The problem we're starting with is that "bjam.exe" is not
correlated to "Boost.Build" at all. Replacing "bjam.exe" with something
totally random will only create more confusion.

- Volodya

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