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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-22 01:25:06

Finlay Dobbie wrote:
> Just a few questions from a newbie jammer:
> I was just wondering if there has been any interest in pulling in
> Apple's jam extensions (the export and deferred keywords for variables,
> for example)?

Apple's jam? I did not know it existed. There's quite a number of jam
variants ;-)

> Are the improvements to Boost.Jam going to make their way up-stream?

Hardly likely. Seems like neither party is particularly interested.

> Conversely, is Boost.Jam going to move to Jam 2.5?

Well... I think we only interested in getting the offical jam changes which
are interesting for us. Looking at 2.5 release notes, I see for example this:

The 'return' statement now actually returns, and there are now
break & continue statements for for & while loops.

which is interesting, though I'm not sure if we're going to merge even this,
since last time I did a merge, it was very tiresome activity.

- Volodya


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