Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: Klaim (mjklaim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-22 14:18:51
> 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.
Made me think of the word "grok".
Maybe that can be a direction, or not. ( bgrok? bbgrok? just grok? )
The previous propositions also made me think of something "tool"
based, as it's a "boost(ified/er) build tool" : bbtool
Seems less problematic than bb
Or maybe something more explicit : "generate" : bgen ?
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 19:55, Bo Persson <bop_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> I think we should immediately remove both boob, baby and babe from
>> the list.
>> Google searches will be too revealing ;-)
> And how good is B2 ?
> or BBL?
> Be Back Later sounds bad for a fast(?) build system
> and if we want to avoid religious connection, how good is BBT?
> Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
> Bo Persson
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>>> Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
>>> On 7/22/2010 9:22 AM, Roland Bock wrote:
>>>> Reading the contributions to this thread makes me wonder:
>>>> How is this ever going to be decided? Is there a policy for
>>>> changing names within boost?
>>> There have been a lot of names proposed and quite a bit of
>>> dissension about the name changing at all due to build script
>>> breakage. However, I'm pretty sure the
>>> names not derived from "Boost.Build" are disqualified because they
>>> would either defeat the purpose of the renaming or they would
>>> require rebranding of
>>> Boost.Build in its entirety. Â And the concerns about build script
>>> breakage are nullified if my suggestion of leaving a (deprecated)
>>> bjam wrapper executable to
>>> call the new executable is used. So that still leaves a pretty
>>> long list, but at least they're all quite similar:
>>> Apologies if I missed a few.
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