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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-05 08:59:10

Andreas Fredriksson <deplinenoise_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi list,
> sorry for this rather lengthy mail, but I thought it better to give
> too much information rather than too little :-)
> I'm pondering the thought of converting a fairly large project to use
> bjam v2 instead of SCons, perhaps mostly because of performance. A
> no-act SCons invokation on a freshly-built project with everything in
> disk cache on Linux takes about 10 seconds on a modern PC while the
> corresponding times for Windows are much worse. I assume this has to
> do with disk caching differences.

I would do some very careful measurement before drawing conclusions.
Most people draw the wrong conclusions about why their build system
seems slow. There's a _long_ history of that phenomenon.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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