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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 10:19:03

Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:

> I re-built jam and the version didn't change

Sure, the the new native rule should be now there.

> and what's wrong with 3.1.50?
> at least we don't think two _different_ things are the same

Except that number which increases too often becomes not very meaningfull to
users. Maybe, we should be using internal "revision" number which is not
exposed in any way.

> I say again... I understand the need to bootstrap, what I don't understand
> is the need to manually maodify jam...why can't it be done in the build?

So, bjam/Boost.Build would have to:
1. Detect that bjam need to be rebuild, which is not hard
2. Rebuild bjam
3. Restart the build using the new bjam. This seems hard.

I think that a solution like:

cd tools/build/jam_src
cp binntx86/bjam c:/
cd ../..

might work just fine inside some bat file.

- Volodya


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