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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-19 13:03:16

From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>

> Thomas,
> >On Thursday 19 September 2002 19:26, Beman Dawes wrote:
> >> Comments?
> >
> >Partly I suspect this to be a result of the use of more fine grained
> >headers.
> >
> >The headercount increases while the actual dependencies decrease.
> Yes, agreed, but that makes it all the more imperative that we find a
> way to report dependencies.
> Using headers as the dependency metric isn't working. We need to figure
> how to make a "library dependency" metric work.
> We probably need a FAQ entry that explains why we often use fine grained
> headers, and their advantages.

I've been working informally with a company that specializes in tools for
project management and dependency analysis, with an emphasis on showing the
information that really matters. I think they might be interested in
helping us publish a graph of our header dependencies which gives a good
sense of what's happening. I'll see what they say...

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] *

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