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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-16 17:01:28

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

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Tomas Puverle <Tomas.Puverle_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>> I hope we can move more of the code to Python soon.
>>> Can you please elaborate on what you mean? What code do you want to
>>> move to Python? All of bjam? Parts of it?
>> Ideally, everything, except possibly the interpreter for user-written
>> Jamfiles and a few other low-level components.
> Perhaps we need to be more specific about what exceptions are? I'd
> certainly to know as the maintainer of Boost.Jam ;-) In particular I was
> planning to rewrite the symbol table, i.e. the hash table, to use my
> rank tree implementation as a test bed for doing the same thing to
> binutils-ld (which still has serious performance problems with C++ debug
> symbols). But I won't bother if this is one of the parts that would be
> superseded using Python, and just go straight to hacking on the
> binutils-ld code instead.

Whatever happens, the *total* replacement of the built-in hashtable in
bjam is a long way off.

Dave Abrahams
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