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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-13 07:00:04

"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!
>> I don't care whether it's ipp, hpp, cpp, or foopp as long as it ends
>> in pp.
> OK, look when I have the time I'll try and change them to *.ipp.
> However, please note that I could find nothing about this in the Boost
> Guidelines page (just a line about using *.hpp for headers), so you may want
> to update those pages.

Yeah, probably a good idea. I think it's just that nobody imagined
anyone wanting other than cpp and hwhatever at the time, and so the
guideline was written down but the rationale was lost.

Dave Abrahams
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