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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-11 10:27:54

Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> writes:

> If by build system files you mean the stuff inside
> boost-root/tools/build/v2 then, they are distinct from build system
> files. But as Phillip points out, they are not distinct from
> Perforce/Jam files. Which is particularly important since that's what
> users see.

A very good point.

>> How would you make them more distinct?
> Not use names that Perforce/Jam uses :-)

Jamroot is OK in that regard.

>> I'm not arguing with you about the suffix, FWIW.
> OK. By the way if you search the archives, once upon a time you also
> agreed about the "build.jam" name ;-)

I remember that.

>> Uuuuughhh. This legacy of picking up environment variables is going
>> to dog us forever, isn't it?
> We can choose to abandon that legacy at some point. After all we can
> just remove the import of the env into the global module in bjam.

I'll dream about that :)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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