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From: Vyacheslav E. Andrejev (vandrejev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-19 22:53:37

Hello Richard,

There is a special tool for copy only subset of boost libraries called bcp.
It is included in boost distribution in $(BOOST)/tools/bcp. I use it constantly
and successfully in my project. bcp can copy only selected libraries from
boost along with all dependecies. In my project I even have short python
script to automatically build bcp and copy required libraries into project.


RH> It is obvious that the Boost library collection is quite large and
RH> growing, and it probably will never decrease. It takes a long time
RH> to build the libraries that require building and to copy the headers
RH> from one place to another. It would be really nice for me (and for
RH> others, I suspect) to be able to request just the subset of
RH> libraries that I use. I would like the developers to think of a
RH> mechanism to break up the collection into subsets.
RH> Of course, there could be one subset that is common to all, and
RH> there could be other subsets that are common to a group of
RH> libraries. It would make sense to keep the number of subsets small
RH> by placing libraries with similar functionality or dependencies into
RH> a single subset. If you want to get fancy, you could include a
RH> library in multiple subsets.
RH> Whatever makes sense should be fine with most users. I just ask you
RH> to consider the desirability of restructuring the distributions.
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Vyacheslav E. Andrejev
System Architect, Excelsior, LLC

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