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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-06 17:29:27

on Sat Oct 06 2007, David Abrahams <> wrote:

> on Sat Oct 06 2007, Rene Rivera <> wrote:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> on Fri Oct 05 2007, Rene Rivera <> wrote:
>>>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>>>> on Thu Oct 04 2007, Ray Lambert <> wrote:
>>>> You are including bjam in the "all makes I know" statement, right?
>>> No, bjam isn't really a make anymore in that sense. "Nobody" uses
>>> bjam that way -- instead they use our large pile of libraries known as
>>> Boost.Build.
>> I fixed a bug less then three weeks ago reported by someone who is one
>> of those users. And there have been some posts on this list from others
>> like that.
> That's why I quoted "nobody." My point is that the community of users
> who directly depend only on bjam and not Boost.Build is incredibly
> small by comparison to the community of users that depend on make and
> not Cmake.

AFAICT, the fact that someone found a bug in bjam just further
supports getting as much functionality as possible from "Commodity
Off-The-Shelf" components.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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