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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-07 04:15:19

David Abrahams wrote:

> on Sat Oct 06 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> I understand. Well, I doubt if anything said here would convince
>>> Volodya to discard the bjam codebase and adopt something like Doug's
>>> 8000-line replacement,
>> This is funny argument -- it sounds like we're replacing
>> something big and complex with 8000 lines of code. But let
>> me point that Boost.Build download is 1.5M and CMake is some
>> 2.5M.
> I don't see why it makes any difference as long as other people with
> plenty of support resources are responsible for those 2.5M. We give
> away responsibility for maintaining 1.5M and take responsibility for
> 8000 lines of actual code written by Doug, most of which is comments.

Do you happen to know that KDE folks had to actually modify CMake? So
at one point you could not build KDE by any released version of CMake?
Repeat: KDE folks, not CMake developers.

>> Let me also point out the core code implementing high-level
>> features that distinguish Boost.Build (in the 'build' directory),
>> is 9129 lines of code.
> You don't count all the configuration code in the tools directory?

No, because those 8000 lines are claimed to support core Boost.Build
things like build variants; no claim was made as to whether tools level
in CMake is the same as in Boost.Build.
- Volodya

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