From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-27 14:19:47
Alan Gutierrez wrote:
> * David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> [2004-12-27 13:16]:
>> 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.
>> > http://www.perforce.com/jam/jam.html (for the record)
>> http://www.boost.org/tools/build/jam_src/index.html 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?
> I'd highly recommend adding a link to the above in the
> Boost.Build v2 User Manual. Maybe more than once.
> Thank you.
Patches are more than welcome. I have my hands full just trying to
clean up the stuff that's already documented there.
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