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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Build: new tutorial
From: Richard (legalize+jeeves_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-11 17:58:51

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"Steve M. Robbins" <steve_at_[hidden]> spake the secret code
<2922516.Yh02HbQAIQ_at_riemann> thusly:

>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?

Ditto. Progress is being made on creating a package manager for use
with CMake <>; cmake has a community
that can actually answer questions. Bjam is orphaned AFAICT.

Having struggled with bjam/b2 in order to get it compiling the rewrite
of Boost.Test documentation and associated examples, I consider time
spent learning bjam to be a wasted effort. I'll only ever use it in
order to contribute to Boost and if Boost were anything less than the
awesomeness that it is, bjam would have made me want to fork and kill it
(bjam, that is) from boost just to make my life sane.

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