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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-28 11:56:58

At 11:03 PM 5/27/2003, Tanton Gibbs wrote:

>Since there have been a few emails bouncing around, I'd like to chime in
>with my opinions on a few matters.
>1. Static vs Shared
>I would much prefer header files only instead of a shared
library. Having
>to deal with shared libraries are a pain on many systems (such as
>Using a header file is clean and easy -- therefore much preferred by me.
>One of the biggest benefits to boost is that it is primarily header files
>only. I don't even use the regex library because I can't get it to build

>on Tru64.

We really need to avoid making important library decisions based on broken
compilers. For a command line parser, the decoupling provided by separate
compilation seems to far outweigh the minor benefits of a header-only
implementation. Just my opinions, of course.


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