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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-16 02:19:49

Tompa wrote:

> Call me stupid and na?ve but I wonder what the rationale is for choosing
> to develop(?) and use a special build system tool (bjam) instead of
> relying on a more well-known and proven tool like gnu-make?

I was not around when the decision what made, and I'm not 100% happy with
bjam, but after all, bjam has decent procedural language, as opposed to
unreadable-functional-style thing there's in make.

Can you imagine what will happen if say build/targets.jam was rewritten in
make language?

- Volodya


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