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From: Jody Hagins (jody-boost-011304_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-26 10:43:54

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 15:08:15 +0300
Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The attached patch attempts to fix that. Now, whenever bjam sees ';'
> outside of quited string, it terminates the current token.
> Opinions? Should I commit this?

I am extremely new to using bjam/jam, so take what I say with a grain of

The more bjam deviates from jam, the more difficult it becomes to learn
and use. The current Jam documents are incomplete at best, and I still
have not found many good examples of how to do things that most of use
can do in our sleep with other build tools like make. I am not trying
to start a war, as I understand the advantages of jam (I am even
considering using it in other projects... if I can ever figure out how
to do the simple things that it claims are simple ;-).

Anyway, my point is that changing the syntax deviates even more from the
original, which is where most of the documentation exists. Adding
features is one thing, but changing the fundamental structure of the
syntax parser is different. Also, I might note that as a true beginner,
and having recently read all the jam documents, the point of spaces is
made clearly in almost every jam document I could find.


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