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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-14 09:31:34

David Abrahams wrote:

>>exe foo : foo.cpp : <include>../include ;
>>instead of
>>create_exe( foo, 'foo.cpp', '<include>../include' )
> Python is really a sub-optimal language for specifying these things
> because of the need for quotes and commas. You may say that the other
> advantages of writing in Python outweigh the disadvantages -- and I
> _might_ even agree in some cases -- but I think the Jam language has
> some value of its own for its intended use.

Yeah, maybe you're right. I mostly wanted to suggest that AFAIAC the
'user-interface' might change too. Backward compatibility is nice as
long as is does not contrain the long-term goal.

But since the developers of this 'boost-build on scons' don't find the
burden too high and don't think it will 'cripple' the final system in
any way I'm all for it (although this makes _their_ workload increase).



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