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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-17 08:10:22

on 3/17/00 4:10 AM, Kevlin Henney at kevlin_at_[hidden] wrote:

> It seems that one of the most common requests concerning the standard
> headers is whether there are forward declaring headers for <string>,
> <vector>, etc as there is for <ios>.
> What does the list think about establishing this as a practice for Boost
> headers? Setting a precedent by defining headers with significant
> template content and/or dependencies to have a <*fwd> counterpart?

We don't currently prohibit users from writing their own forward
declarations, and I see no reason we should. Let's save ourselves some
trouble and not fix what ain't broke.


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