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From: Andrey Melnikov (melnikov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-31 16:20:13

David Abrahams wrote:
> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>From: =?UTF-8?B?TWljaGVsIEFuZHLDqQ==?= <michel.andre_at_[hidden]>
>>>Rene Rivera wrote:
>>>>I'm not sure "libs", or "Libraries", or "Library Files", fits in this
>>>>case because we are talking about both programs(bjam, wave, etc.) and
>>>>libraries. And the other examples, Python, MinGW, etc. also install
>>>>programs. A more appropriate location would be:
>>>> "\Development Files\Boost"
>>>> "\Development Files\Python"
>>>> "\Development Files\MinGW"
>>>> ...
>>>>Although the shorter "\Development\*" would probably works as well. But
>>>>if we are talking about such a location you need to consider language
>>>>localization, in the same way as "Program Files" treated.
>>>Personally I have
>>I always use <drive>:\dev or $HOME/dev, depending upon platform.
>>"dev" is short and sweet.
> Regardless, it's clear from all these opinions that there's no "right
> answer."
Yes. I agree that at the moment there are no right place. But it's also
clear that nobody uses root (or very few people). Everybody uses
<drive>:\%something%\boost, so \dev\boost, \libs\boost or \program
files\boost seems to be a bit more reasonable than just \boost. I vote
for \dev - it's short and satisfies both tools like bjam and libraries..
Or maybe \dev\libs :)


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