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Subject: Re: [boost] [ANN] build2 - C++ build toolchain
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-04 11:49:25

On 2/4/16 6:42 AM, Boris Kolpackov wrote:
> Hi Vladimir,
> Vladimir Prus <vladimir.prus_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> could you consider using name that's not 'build2'?
> I honestly don't see how 'build2' (always spelled in lower case, no space
> between 'build' and '2') can be confused with 'Boost.Build 2', I think
> that's a bit of a stretch.
> For the 'b2' logo (and that's only place we use 'b2' -- our executable
> name is called 'b' and we always call the project 'build2'), yes, you
> may have a point. But, again, confusing a logo with an executable name,
> I don't know... We will probably change/stylize the logo at some point
> so it will hopefully be even less confusing.

I'm sympathetic to Vladimir here. The name build2 in the context of
boost suggests that it's the next version of boost build.
Unintentionally or not - it IS misleading.

Robert Ramey

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