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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [boost] Announcement: Faber, a new build system based on bjam
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-01 14:41:39

On 01.12.2017 09:28, Rene Rivera via Boost-build wrote:
> Forwarding to appropriate Boost list..
> On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 3:09 AM, Richard Hodges <hodges.r_at_[hidden]
> <mailto:hodges.r_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> Perhaps this is why I baulk at the idea of building any tool on
> top of this house of cards.

Just to be clear: Faber is built on top of bjam (used purely as a task
scheduling tool), not b2. It is precisely this kind of frustration
(which I very much sympathise with) that led me to creating Faber, as it
presented the opportunity not only to use an established scripting
language, but also to redesign the APIs used to define tools, features,
etc. In other words, to replace what you call "house of cards" by
something more solid, robust, and (hopefully eventually) better documented.


      ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...


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