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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-07 09:58:28

Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Rene Rivera writes:
>>> 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.
>> 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.
> Well that is the code I was referring to. Was I mistaken in the intended
> eventual goal of that code?

The goal of that code is to speed up BB and improve maintainability by
writing most of it in a real first-class interpreted language (Python)
instead of the hack that underlies Perforce jam. Using Scons is an
idea, rather than a goal. We might try it at some point.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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