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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-06 23:09:15

Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Sohail Somani wrote:
>>> [mailto:boost-build-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Rene Rivera
>>> Sohail Somani wrote:
>>>> I didn't know the usage gets that high. What are the main causes?
>>> Only one cause: Bjam interns all strings it uses for implementing the
>>> Jam language interpreter. And since all operations generate
>>> some sort of
>>> string list the add up quickly. BBv2 makes even heavier use
>>> of strings
>>> than BBv1 so the problems are more noticeable now.
>> 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.

Are you sure? AFAIK all we have -- which is not insubstantial -- is a
bjam <==> python binding, and a project to rewrite substantial parts
of Boost.Build in python.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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