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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-01 15:11:13

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> IOW, the point is that there are hardly any use cases
>> for editing the files that came from the tarball that favor "easiness
>> of editing", and there is a number of use cases in support of read-only
>> status.
> This all is pretty subjective, so I'd suggest to stick to existing
> practices.

Every way in which Boost distributions deviate from standard
distribution practice (and there are many) has historically caused
problems for Unix users. I think we should do whatever is commonly
done here.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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