Constructing a Medium-sized Project with Jam

9 Jan 2004 10:27 jam


Jam is a replacement for make(1). See here for more details.

I’m attempting to use jam to build our Windows code, but in order to keep the scale of this discussion down, I’m just going to explain the aspects of our codebase that caused difficulty, and then I’m going to fake them up in a mock build tree. This will enable me to explain things in isolation.



I’ve written this article in the form of a tutorial, because I think better when trying to formulate reproducible instructions for this kind of thing.

Other Stuff


This is some stuff I wrote earlier. I’m going to try to factor it into the main discussion, but for now, you can find it here: