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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Jam rename?
From: Ian Emmons (iemmons_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-17 08:31:11

Suppressing the Boost.Jam "brand" (and packaging bjam within the
Boost.Build distribution) is a great idea.

On Mar 14, 2009, at 11:09 AM, Alexander Sack wrote:

> The other issue I have is that bjam/Boost.Build has very little to do
> with Boost as a whole. I understand its the Boost project and team
> that maintains it and supports it etc. But you don't have to use a
> single Boost library or header to find bjam/Boost.Build a great build
> tool.

One could make the same argument about most of the Boost libraries
themselves -- they have little to do with each other. Foe instance,
you don't have to use a single math function to find date-time useful.

Put another way, Boost is a large toolbox full of tools for many
disparate jobs. The fact that one of the tools is a build system
while most of the others are libraries seems like a small distinction
to me.



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