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From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-16 08:00:07

On 1/16/07, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> > I personally think it could benefit from a well-written "What is
> > Boost.Build" and "Why use Boost.Build" as well as a "Boost.Build by
> > Example" section for the uninitiated and the people with short
> > attention spans (like me).
> Dean,
> I think you will find following texts a very interesting introductory:
> and here is an excellent comparison with GNU autotools/makefiles,
> by David Abrahams:

Thanks! This stuff is what I've been looking for. Perhaps content like
this would be just right at home (maybe in narrative form, in
sections) in the Boost.Build v2 documentation. Perhaps a well-written
rationale, so others (with short attention spans) would be able to
better understand what Boost.Build + Boost.Jam is all about.

I'm primarily thinking about the people just starting out with using
Boost.Build V2 in their own projects looking for information about it.
Collating information like this into one definitive document would be
a worthy effort IMHO.

Perhaps later, we can start writing propaganda material for people
who've been bitten by autoconf hell and are interested in looking for
a GNU Make replacement. Nothing beats compelling examples,
documentation, case studies, and perhaps publicity/buzz through, slashdot, Dr. Dobb's, C++ Users Journal, blogs, maybe a
Google talk by BBv2 authors. :D

That'd be the day... :D

> Cheers
> --
> Mateusz Loskot

Thanks again Mateusz!

Dean Michael C. Berris
mikhailberis AT gmail DOT com
+63 928 7291459

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