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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-01 09:29:27

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> I'm not sure installing and testing belong in the toutorial. By the
>> time you're reading about those topics you should surely have learned
>> the fundamentals!
> The same can be said about any other topic, except for "Hello, world". I think
> putting a large "Fundamentals" section too early will scare away the user.

That's why the set of concepts qualified as fundamental should be

>> > I don't like that much. Guess we need to decide what is the role of
>> > tutorial. Can we assume that user can read tutorial, start using
>> > Boost.Build, and never need to look at the "Fundamental" section?
>> No! The tutorial should be enough to get started, but not enough to
>> really understand the system. For that you need fundamentals and
>> deeper/broader information about the system that puts those
>> fundamentals into play.
> Then, I'll try to make tutorial into a short tour, starting from
> first project and ending with installing.

Sounds reasonable.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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