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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-16 03:33:53

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> 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?

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