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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Build: new tutorial
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-09 12:01:20

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vladimir Prus
> Sent: 07 November 2014 18:50
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Boost.Build: new tutorial
> Back in 2009, Boris Schäling wrote a Boost.Build tutorial that many deemed to be
> better than the tutorial in the official documentation. It took quite some time, but
> it's now part of Boost.Build, here:
> I'd appreciate any comments.


I feel that a lot of the trouble with b2 (it would be helpful to mention that it is also called bjam?)
is the syntax - I find it truly bizarre.

And the resulting error messages are also pretty inscrutable :-(

Now that we have Boost.Filesystem etc, if b2 rules were written as C++ functions ...


Paul A. Bristow
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