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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-27 18:17:56

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fernando Cacciola" <fcacciola_at_[hidden]>

> >From a user perspective, I'd find such a header a fundamental tool. In
> chances are that any developer writing portable code will use *that*
> in his own non-boost code (or a header built with copy and paste).
> It takes a lot of time to identify the subtleties and dark-corners of each
> compiler and platform. Boost have already advanced a lot in this
> so I think that allowing users to gain all that information is
> Fernando Cacciola

Fernando makes a good point. Yes, Boost is about libraries for potential
standardization, but it's also about lots of other things: effective
collaboration, cross-platform code, and solving real-world problems, among
others. In that context, it would be a shame to hide the new config system
in a dark corner.


       David Abrahams, C++ library designer

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