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From: wb_at_[hidden]
Date: 2000-12-07 10:57:26

Thank you, Beman, for preparing the summary below; I found it quite

Most Boost submissions center around header files. In my experience,
it has been traditional that a project separate its header files into a
separate "include" directory. The directory named "src" is reserved
for source files (and for those few headers, if any, used only for
project compilation and not needing to be #include'd in user code)
needing compilation.

The proposed directory names "doc," "example," and "test" are also
traditional names. I assume performance tests, as well as regression
tests, would be placed in the "test" subdirectory.

The "build" name" seems atypical, in that a very great many projects
put makefiles and such into the main project directory; however, I like

While I understand that there are many valid variations on this theme,
I have found this particular separation of concerns to be the most
helpful from a user's viewpoint. I therefore recommend it to Boost for
its earnest consideration.

        - WEB

Beman Dawes <beman_at_[hidden]> wrote on Wed Dec 6 13:59:21 2000:

| We need to keep whacking away at directory structure issues. I'm starting
| the runup for 1.19.0, and find the following sub-directory names in use:
| Use libs/graph libs/python libs/regex
| ----------------- ------------- -------------- ------------
| Documentation docs doc (in main dir)
| Lib make files, etc. N/A build lib
| Sample programs examples example demo
| Implementation source N/A src src
| Regression tests test test demo/regress
| Will anyone be upset if I just declare the set used by the Python libraries
| to be the preferred boost sub-directory names? Jeremy? John? You are the
| ones who would have to change your directory names.

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