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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-17 19:10:28

Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I'm looking at how things are placed in the sandbox and wondering
> about something...
> Currently the sandbox mirrors the layout of the main Boost CVS. That is:
> boost-sandbox
> /boost/...
> /libs
> /libs/<library>/...
> That layout has a few drawbacks when dealing with a single isolated
> library...
> 1) It makes it harder to package as one has to filter out the rest of
> the stuff there.
> 2) One can get conflicts when something in another library's code gets
> accidentally used. I ran into this when evaluating named_params as
> some MPL related files got picked off from the sandbox instead of
> from the Boost CVS.
> 3) Makes finding things much harder when someone mentions to look in
> the sandbox for their library.
> Was there ever a discussion as to the layout? (A cursory search did
> not reveal anything)

I like what I _think_ you're suggesting we actually should do, but
would you mind spelling it out for everyone's benefit?


Dave Abrahams
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