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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-21 10:45:27

Edward Diener wrote:

>> Note that the serialization library relies upon Spirit 100 % for XML
>> parsing.

>Regarding your problems using an older version of Spirit with lesser
>compilers, would it make sense to split the serialization library so that
>those who never use XML parsing wouldn't need to have a correct version of
>Spirit for their compiler ?

As it is now the "correct" version of spirit is already part of the boost
distribution if you're using a newer compiler. If you want to use an older
compiler you'll have to get and "older" version of spirit. If you don't
want to take the 15 minutes to do this, you can build with an older compiler
and without spirit at all, you could easily modify the jamfile. Spirit is
only used in the building of the library. It is not imported at all into
programs that just use the serialization library. If one want's to build a
library without spirit - all tests will compile - the xml ones would fail to

I believe that the current setup and the method for addressing less
frequently occurring situations is very convenient and practical.

Robert Ramey

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