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Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 13:06:42

>> 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.
> The name bjam is no doubt hard-coded in many build scripts and
> renaming it will create a lot of unnecessary bugs.

Good point.

If you do change the name, how about contracting to "bam", as in "wham bam"
I guess, the only difficulty I see is that there appears to be a virus of
that name.... but then there are viruses of almost every name already...


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