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From: Tompa (tompa1969_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-16 09:10:55

Vladimir Prus <ghost <at>> writes:
> Do you really think that things like
> are readable at all?


No, I do not think that is very readable - of course.

But, reading Jamfiles for the first time is not too fun either. Maybe Jamfiles
are a more easy read than Makefiles for an end-user that is equally fluent on
both build systems. However, that is not very relevant to me. Of course,
readability is one issue to take into consideration when choosing build system.
But that is just syntax. There are more important issues, IMHO.

I was looking for the rationale and decisions that made Boost choose bjam over
make. I asked the question, not to criticize Boost's choice, but to learn from
Boost's decision to be able to choose for myself what build system to use for an
upcoming large project.

I saw that Dave just posted a long list which I'll dig into.



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