Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Jam rename?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-14 06:58:27
On Saturday 14 March 2009 12:41:40 Alexander Bernauer wrote:
> On Saturday 14 March 2009 09:26:45 Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Quite a number of folks tend to confuse Boost.Build and Boost.Jam,
> So do I, since I read your mail ;-) I am quite new to the matter so
> maybe my impressions might give some answer to your question.
> What I know so far is http://www.boost.org/doc/tools/build/index.html
> saying "Boost.Build is an easy way to build C++ projects," and
> http://www.boost.org/doc/tools/jam/index.html saying "Boost.Jam (BJam)
> is a build tool". Not that much distinction here. Is it that Boost.Jam
> is a generic build tool while Boost.Build is a set of bjam libraries
> focusing on building C++ projects?
> I used to consult the documentation of the former in order to write
> Jam-files which are interpreted by the latter. So, looking back, I have
> always been wondering why there are actually two websites for what I
> considered being the same thing.
I have a todo item to start the Boost.Jam page with a warning in big
red font that reads: "Boost.Jam is the low-level build engine used
by Boost.Build. You better read Boost.Build docs".
OTOH, I am not sure if that warning will fully help.
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