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From: John Maddock (jm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-16 06:46:09

> Well, it was intentional, if not very smart.
> The idea was that the config files essentially allowed workarounds for
> platform deficiencies, so if your platform was conformant, you did not
> need them. Including the config from the headers hides from the user his
> platform's deficiencies, whereas he should be (painfully) aware of them
> so as to complain to his vendor. Having to include the config files in
> user code was supposed to raise awareness of the problem. Of course, for
> the test files, they must be present.
> If this is found to be confusing or unwieldly, I can change.

Yes please, this approach is a sure fire way to confusion IMO, and is not
the way that the rest of boost is doing things...

John Maddock

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