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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Build: new tutorial
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-10 05:27:55

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vladimir Prus
> Sent: 09 November 2014 17:49
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Build: new tutorial
> 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
> >
> > You're not the only one who feels that way!
> Would you prefer Python instead - when Python port is ready?

My brain is full ;-)

So not much, as I have got used to the b2 devil that I know but love to hate.

I think Robert is right when he says b2 tries too hard to do things magically,
but when it fails, it is too difficult to see why and near impossible to decide
how to fix it.

Hence the endless stream of cries for help on the lists.

I'd also like to see many more *examples* of the common setups.



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