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From: Neil (neil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-13 21:40:38

One more thing ... the difference (as I explained it) is for command line
That way, there is no question what the current directory is.

----- Original Message -----
From: <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 6:55 PM
Subject: [boost] Re: #include <> vs. ""

> --- In boost_at_y..., Neil <neil_at_e...> wrote:
> > Hmmm. Seems to be a problem with "" vs <> with include statements.
> >
> > As an "old-time" C programmer, the difference is as follows:
> > #include <abcd.h> (compiler looks for abcd.h in the INCLUDE path)
> > #include "abcd.h" (compiler looks in the current directory first,
> then in
> > the INCLUDE path).
> This is the behavior of your C compiler, not the behavior defined by
> either the C standard or C++ standard. That's the crux of
> the "problem", both standards leave the actual behavior up to the
> implementation with only a few very minor requirements/differences
> between the two. For instance, most compilers I'm aware of use
> behavior similar to what you list above, but each defines "current
> directory" in it's own way, some meaning the directory the compiler
> was executed from, some meaning the directory the source file is in,
> and some meaning the directory in which the file currently being
> parsed is in. The exact behavior can make a lot of difference for us.
> Bill Kempf
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