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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Son of b2 - suggestions
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-31 12:18:54

On 10/31/16 5:05 AM, Klemens Morgenstern wrote:
> Imho b2 failed because the documentation is not nearly detailed enough,
> the language is strange and building extensions is painful. Not as
> painful as using CMake, that's why I'm doing it, but it still feels like
> masochism. The real limit of b2 is constituted by it still using jam,
> and all other (except for the documentation) come from that.

Oh - no problem - just enhance the documentation and problem solved.

Of course this is not going to do it. The problem is what if one writes
a program which requires pages and pages of arcane documentation to
describe it, you've done something wrong and need to step back an see
what it is. That "something wrong" is usually that the "language" has
no rime or reason - it's a grab bag of features each with it's own
syntax, which are coupled together in unexpected ways.

Robert Ramey

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