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From: Chris Little (cslittle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-05 08:34:19

The most interest point of this discussion is that it highlights the
difference between command line and gui users.

I work on Mac OS and Windows. On both platforms the
unarchiving tools I use have options to expanding an archive into
a folder. If that isn't what I want to happen it takes seconds to
by dragging file around. I very rarely look at the contents of an
archive before expanding it unless that archive is huge.

In any case Dave decision to wrap the library with a folder in the
archive is a good default and easy for people to undo.

Chris Little

--- In boost_at_[hidden], "David Abrahams"
<abrahams_at_m...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Kempf" <sirwillard_at_m...>
> > This option puts *ALL* the files into the directory extracted to,
> > which simply won't work. I can live with the zip containing a
> > directory name", I just don't agree that it's "anti-social
> > for an archive not to do this.
> <************ MODERATOR'S INTERJECTION **************>
> The argument is moot, though, because future releases of
> _will_ generate a top-level directory.
> -Dave

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