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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-12 07:09:09

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

>>Err. The whole point of using ".hpp" was so that we could quickly
>>search through all the C++ source files with a simple filename
>>globbing pattern. This is one of the first conventions we
>>established, at Nico's wise insistence. At least use ".ipp", please!
> ipp is normally used for header includes, which these are not.

I don't care whether it's ipp, hpp, cpp, or foopp as long as it ends
in pp.

> Note that we also have *.inc in use in other libraries (personally
> I'm less keen on this because my IDE doesn't recognise the
> extension).

Point being? Those should be fixed.

> BTW, the code has been this way since the config system
> review, and is documented as using this convention. It would have
> been helpful for issues like this to be raised at review time

I don't remember that review, but if I had known about the use of cxx
I certainly would've raised the issue.

> , otherwise we loose the cvs history for very little benefit.

It isn't neccessary to lose the cvs history.

Dave Abrahams
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