[openbeos-build-team] Re: Apples build team comments on Jam...

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-build-team@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 11:52:02 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Ithamar R. Adema wrote:

> If this is the feeling of the OBOS build team as well, feel free to phase
> Jam out. I'm not going to be here very much longer, as I'm phasing myself
> out of OBOS anyway :-)
> 
> Really, if everyone (me not included) agrees that Jam is a problem, please
> remove it from the build. I don't want to have the feeling I put you through
> all this just because I thought Jam was nice :-)

Personally I like Jam. It is certainly not perfect, but it has some
features, that make it superior over make, especially when it comes to
dependency analysis or multiple-job builds (newer gmake versions seem to 
address the latter though). And the rule based approach is certainly a
nice thingy too.

As it appears to me most of the issues people are having result from the
grist concept and the somewhat inconsistent automatic adding/not adding of
grist to rule parameters.

CU, Ingo


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