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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Son of b2 - suggestions
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-31 12:13:29

On 10/31/16 4:41 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:

> I believe that bjam/b2 is a superior and powerful build system that failed to grab market share mainly because the people who built
> and documented it were too clever and knew too much. I'm just pleading not to make the same mistake a second time.

Another bullseye!!!!

This is exactly the problem - and not just b2 - the whole C++ universe -
language, library, etc. suffers from this problem. This is why
programmers shouldn't design programs. Of course this doesn't mean the
alternative (product managers, marketing people, or committees of
programmers) are any better.

I would urge those who are interested in creating a "new" b2 to try to
create a document which describes what this thing would look like and
how it would be structured and what it would do. Create a separate
discussion about what it would be named. Create another discussion
about what language the new "b2" should be written in. This should
provide a place for those interested in other topics to contribute
without confusing those trying to address this central topic.

The world really, really needs this. Many agree with this and many have
tried to address it. But so far everyone has come up short.

Robert Ramey

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