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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-27 16:11:31

"Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Rogier van Dalen" <rogiervd_at_[hidden]> wrote
>> I find installing Boost is pretty easy; but as long as one hasn't
>> tried it yet, Boost may look scarily big.
> There has been talk before
>> on something like "Boost Light". Combining concerns #1 and #2,
>> wouldn't it be a good idea to supply a small subset of boost
>> consisting of header-only libraries only?
> I would have thought a system such as r.p.m / windows installer could be used.
> Is the requirement not just a remote version of the functionality of bcp ?. Tie
> this in to the with a suitable
> installer and it would certainly attract casual users.

It would be nice to be able to download and install just the parts you
need, on the fly. I think that would make people feel a whole lot
more comfortable.

> Perhaps this represents dumbing down ?

You say that like it's a bad thing(?)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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