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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-05 21:03:13

Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> This is all great, and I hate to be a spoilsport, but we really need
>> to retire BBv1 and replace it with BBv2 before having any more fun
>> with Python. I can't overemphasize how important this is!
> Speaking of that.. I'm going to bring back the subject about file names.
> I'm not particularly fond of Jamfile/Jamrules(.v2), etc. And it would be
> nice if we could start "officially" moving Jamfiles to BBv2 to help the
> transition.
> So here's what I'm thinking:
> 1. Use "build.jam" as the project files, instead of Jamfile(.v2). The
> name is short, direct to the point, and relates closely to Boost.Build.
> 2. Change the Jam load behavior so that if Jam is run as "b2jam" it
> invokes BBv2, instead of "--v2".

I rather like "build.jam"... but that said, how will these things help
the transition?

> Was there a resolution re: the "project-root.jam" file?

I was unable to convince anyone of its evilness. :(

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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