From: Alex Besogonov (cyberax_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-14 13:04:59
Sohail Somani wrote:
> Really? You find bjam recompilation to be slower than Visual Studio?
It's not recompilation speed, it's startup time.
It takes 7 seconds to initialize BJam on project with included Boost
libraries on my notebook. MSVS takes less than a second.
The slowest part is timestamp checking (NTFS is sloooooow). I have an
idea how to speed up this process, and I'll try to implement it in my
upcoming BJamC++ (and backport to BJam if it is possible).
My idea is to use NTFS "Change Journal"
(http://www.microsoft.com/msj/0999/journal/journal.aspx) to track file
modifications combined with BJam's dependency caching.
> The only reason I would use the redundant Visual Studio projects is for
> the guess and click interface, mainly to easily navigate the project
> files... Would be much easier if they allowed you to recursively add
> folders, but of course no one wants to do that.
Well, I have a simple script which creates .vcproj file from a directory
-- With respect, Alex Besogonov (cyberax_at_[hidden])
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