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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Jam rename?
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-06 09:52:44

Johan Nilsson wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:

>> While previously Boost.Jam was close to Perforce Jam, it is presently
>> a permanent and considerably diverged fork.
> Isn't the basic model and functionality of Perforce Jam still retained
> in Boost.Jam? Sure, the language and builtins has been enhanced in
> several ways, but I'm under the impression that the most work has gone
> into the Boost.Build stuff. I'm sure that someone (Rene?) will correct
> me here if I'm wrong.

Yes, bjam is still compatible with Perfoce/Jam 2.4. But it does have
enough enhancements and differences to make it incompatible with
Perforce/Jam 2.5. And at the same time, we've talked about briefly
before about removing the Perforce Jambase as the built-in default
Jambase. Which I really want to do since it essentially gets zero


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