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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-14 21:44:25

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Do we only want to rewrite BB core in Python instead of Jam, have
> C-based Jam interpreter bound to Python and leave Jam syntax as is?

Yes, that would be a good first step. We haven't got a definite plan
for how the rewrite goes after that (if at all).

> Do you mean that Subversion allows to move files and preserve revision
> history, and CVS doesn't?


>> I recally I've used VC install on one machine from another one via
>> SMB mount. The second machine had no idea that VC was ever install,
>> and the first machine was actually running Linux. Looks like
>> "private installation".
> This is a very important use case. Thank you for pointing it out. If
> such use is possible, we cannot remove environment-based
> autodetection in favour of registry-based one.

Certainly we can. This is hardly a common enough use case that we
should expect to detect it automatically (i.e. with no configuration
information in xxx-config.jam)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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