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From: Philip Craig (philip_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-13 09:35:31

--- In jamboost_at_[hidden], David Abrahams <dave_at_b...> wrote:

> I think we'd better think carefully about this. More and more
> recently, I've been seeing people who are otherwise highly inclined
> toward Boost using Scons instead of Boost.Build. We should be asking
> why. What does Scons do better than Boost.Build? Is it more
> reliable? Easier to understand? Better supported? etc.

I've been silent until now, but as other posters have already
discussed and I would like to reinforce, the reason against use of
boost build in the msvc world for serious projects is simply lack of
one killer feature: precompiled header support. Without this it's far
too slow. I would love to use boost build v2 in my large team projects
but it's unworkable for either full or incremental builds.

The alternative that we do use is visual studio projects and
solutions, which I loathe.


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