Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 13:35:27
On 20 Jul 2010, at 18:15, Michael Fawcett wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Matthew Chambers
> <matt.chambers42_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Pfft, isn't looking for a build tool a great excuse to search for "boob" at
>> work?! :)
>> Beyond that, bbi, boostie or boosty would work. Making up a word is
>> reasonable, but picking a new name that isn't solely related to "Boost
>> Build" will either cause the same problem (i.e. what is the difference
>> between Boost Jelly and Boost Build?) or will require rebranding all of
>> Boost Build to the new name. "bbi", boostie or boosty wouldn't have that
>> problem. Is "bbi" taken by any existing widely used tool?
> I meant rebranding, but I realize that's too disruptive of a change.
> I like "bb".
Just to repeat, bb (and the recently suggested bam) already exist in the debian repositories. Using these names would cause problems with existing programs, and packagers. That seems a bit impolite to these other projects. In particular, bam is already a build system.
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