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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-06 20:55:39

> [mailto:boost-build-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Rene Rivera
> Sohail Somani wrote:
> >> [mailto:boost-build-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of
> Rene Rivera
> >>
> >> Sohail Somani wrote:
> > Wasn't there a project to write bjam on top of scons? I
> only wish scons
> > had as good a configuration layer as bjam.
> Yes there was. And there's code in CVS towards that end. But
> that would
> not eliminate bjam. If I remember correctly the Jam language aprsing
> would still be implemented in the bjam executable and Scons would be
> called on to do the building. Somewhat like a more capable toolset.
> Although it would be a nice step if someone wrote a BBv2 toolset that
> just called on Scons. As that would be a quick way to start
> playing with
> Scons.

Actually, now that I'm thinking about it... I think bjam and scons are
incompatible enough to make this extremely difficult.

For example, defines are free features in bjam and changing a define
won't cause a rebuild for affected files in bjam but will in scons.

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