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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-23 11:23:09

Looking at the Jamfiles for Signals, Python, and the other libraries in
Boost that have compiled parts that users link against, I'm wondering
why we create so many variants by default. Why would a user want to
link against the debug version of Signals, for instance? The only
reason I imagine would be to debug Signals, but I should hope that the
average user does not need to debug that code.

If I dig around /usr/lib and /usr/local/lib on my Mac, I only find
optimized libraries: nobody else seems to bother building debug
variants, so why should we?

Anyway, my recommendation is that we stop building debug variants of
compiled libraries by default. It's easy for the user to build them if
they are really required.


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