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From: Lars Gullik Bjønnes (larsbj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-11 06:07:31

"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> Is there a good reason that the config library needs to use a
>> "creative" choice of file extensions rather than the boost standard
>> of ".*pp"?
| Well they're not really complete .cpp files, and they're not headers as such
| either - more like snippets of code that get #included by various other
| files (the .cpp ones, and the configure script), so I wanted something
| distinctive to separate them from regular source and header files.

Then perhaps using some extension that is not a common C++ extension
would be better?

I know that gcc uses .tcc for something similar to this.
(mostly for explict template instantiations)

As for "standard" extensions, g++ recognizes these as C++ source: cc,
cp, cxx, cpp, c++ and C


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