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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-07 09:05:47

At a meeting of the Boost moderators who attended the C++ committee
meeting last night we decided to change the output that bjam spits out
by default to be more consistent with most peoples' expectations: the
command being executed will appear on the console (like -d+2) and then
the command's output will follow. Rationale is that:

a. People who use Make and even many IDEs are used to it

b. The current "actions" output is too complicated to be
appreciated as a simplification

c. The current "actions" output is next to useless. When people
run into problems they always need -d+2, and newbies don't know
how to get it.

I think we may need some small extension to allow the suppression of
the executed commands for cases like the "run" rule that's used in
testing: it's so ugly as to be unhelpful.

If I don't hear loud objections in the next 24 hours, I'm going to
implement this change and check it in.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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