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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-28 21:31:50

"Bertolt Mildner" <Bertolt.Mildner_at_[hidden]> writes:

> [...]
>> on windows, the result is installed to c:\boost. I'm not sure it
>> makes a good overlap.
> IMHO c:\boost is a very bad choice! Creating driectories directly in the
> root is never nice, not even on Windows!
> Why not $PROGRAM_FILES$\boost\ or even better

Well, because Boost is not a Program File (application).

> where
> $VERSION$ is the version of boost and
> $PROGRAM_FILES$ is what ever path your system tells you when asked with the
> right Win32 API call?
> (On my german system that would be C:\Programme)
> Even for libraries this is IMHO the only "right" location to install too
> per default.

What's the precedent?

Python installs to c:\PythonXX where XX is a version number * 10.

At least if it's installed to C:\boost you can find it easily and move
it wherever you like.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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