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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-05 10:40:24

Peter Foley schrieb:
> I am going to play devil's advocate here:
> As an end user (and even as a developer) I don't think that this
> distinction (BJAM != Boost Build) is useful. At face value BJAM is
> Boost Build! Sure it has a dependency on other files within the Boost
> Build directory but I associate these more as DLL's or libraries that
> BJAM loads in to do its work. Hell if you just run BJAM without setting
> up the environment it informs you:
Please use the name "Boost Build" then to refer to the whole thing.
"bjam" is just an implementation detail.
There are rumours of an upcoming Boost Build that will have no
resemblance with bjam any more, since it will be
implemented in python. You also would not say: I build with python then,
but just continue to use the name
"Boost Build".
bjam just is kind of an interpreter that runs the Boost Build application.

Another note about the complaint of not having found anything about
You are on the bleeding edge, where documentation is sparse. It is fine
that you are trying to improve the situation.
But please try to understand the full story first before telling others.

Thank you,
Roland aka speedsnail

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