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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Build: new tutorial
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-09 14:59:47

On November 9, 2014 08:48:30 PM Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On 11/09/2014 08:39 PM, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > On November 9, 2014 05:01:20 PM Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > You're not the only one who feels that way!
> Would you prefer Python instead - when Python port is ready?

Well, personally, I prefer not to have to learn a new build system if I don't
have to. So my first stance would be: what's wrong with cmake, for example?

In truth, my only contact with bjam is building Boost for Debian. Over the
years, I've made my peace with it. Though I have trouble writing a bjam file,
I really don't have the need to do so.

Thus, ultimately, I am fine with the status quo.


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