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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-03 09:12:00

"Tony Juricic" <tonygeek_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Stefan Seefeld" wrote:
>> I'd strongly suggest not to use spaces in file / directory names,
>> as that makes life unnecessarily hard for users of command-line
>> tools.
>> But I agree that collapsing some option sets into single directory
>> names would be quite convenient.
> Even MS IDE has problems in some cases (very inconsistent) when space
> characters are present but I thought that in most Wintel and also UNIX
> command tools these issues are easily solved with adding quotes?

You'd be surprised how much complication that adds for some people.

> Anyway, if library names can take "mt" to mean multi-threading, I don't see
> why directory names should be much more descriptive? It is nice to be
> explicit and descriptive, rather than cryptic, but I think this is a moot
> point for people who actually try to build boost.

Not a bad idea, but it will take some time to integrate into build
systems. I suggest you take this conversation to the jamboost list.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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