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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-27 13:12:13

Alan Gutierrez wrote:
> I am trying to learn the Jamfile syntax used in v2, which looks
> nothing like the synax described by any of the Jam resources.
> I'm reading through the ./kernel/class.jam file. I'm beginning
> to see where bjam ends ends and Boost.Build begins.
> I've found a reference for Jam syntax, things like:
> .loaded ?= ;
> Over at Perforce. I'm wondering if there are signficant changes
> between Perforce Jam and Boost Jam.

There are.

> I need to be able tell what
> is part of the langauge, and what is implemented in Boost.Build
> in Jam syntax.
> (for the record) used to serve that
purpose, but unfortunately it looks like several core changes have been
added by Volodya without any formal documentation. Volodya, could you
correct that please?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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