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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 15:33:55

Pedro Ferreira wrote:
> My vision is:
> - create a 100% Python Boost.Build library on top of SCons
> - create a parser for the bjam language

Just wondering: do we really need backward compatibility with the bjam
language? Don't get me wrong, I've already invested lots of time in
getting my Jamfile's right so I have a vested interested in compatibility.

But OTOH I think that long-term it might not be the best option because
we need to have a parser for bjam. Why not use python language (like
scons) directly in the build-scripts ? The strong point of boost-build
are the concepts in the user-interface. And these are what we need to
'port' on top of scons. But I would not insist to write

exe foo : foo.cpp : <include>../include ;

instead of

create_exe( foo, 'foo.cpp', '<include>../include' )


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