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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-28 21:34:14

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Brian Ravnsgaard Riis wrote:
>> Bertolt Mildner wrote:
>>> As there is no common place for libraries (incl. header, static
>>> link libs)
>>> the next best IMHO thing is %PROGRAMFILES%.
> Well, even Microsoft isn't sure what location to use. DDK installes to
> root, and Platform SDK to Program files. So I think boost should
> introduce such a location and suggest other libraries to select this
> installation location too.
>>> What options do we have:
>>> - new dir in root: Not a option, imagine everyone would do that!
>> Isn't it?
> I agree.
> Now boost is a bad example for other libraries. If all libraries will
> follow boost's example, we would get c:\boost, c:\zlib, c:\cppunit,
> c:\mpich2 etc. This is definitely a bad idea.

Sheesh, I don't see what the big deal is. It's not like you can't put
it wherever you like, whenever you like: as part of installation, or later.

Dave Abrahams
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