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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-26 03:51:37

On Monday 17 April 2006 22:00, David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > On Monday 17 April 2006 00:40, Tomas Puverle wrote:
> >> I like python too (even though I wish it supported threading a bit
> >> better, but that's a post for another thread). However, (in my limited
> >> sample space of 1 - Scons) I've seen a python based build system that
> >> performs very poorly.
> >
> > It should be discussed what exactly do we want to port to Python.
> > Overall, bjam *build engine* is not bad. It's hacky at some places but we
> > had no real issues with it.
> Well, except that maintaining it is beyond most mortals.

I never tried to maintain any other build engine, so can't really comment if
jam code is some bad compared to other. Anyway, I've no problem with using
better code if there is one.

> And one of
> my clients is having some dependency problems with parallel builds of
> Boost using distcc. Not clear yet whether that's a Jamfile error or a
> bug in the core build system.

I guess it's a bit early to blame this on jam, then.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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