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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-13 11:40:30

Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:

> [Yes, I'm way behind on my reading.]
> On 9/30/05 1:36 PM, "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> "Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> "David Abrahams" wrote
> [SNIP]
>>>> * There are some dependencies among libraries, but they are not
>>>> tightly coupled.
>>> Then why do you need to download the whole collection?
>> Because that's the way it is.
>>>> * There is a tool (bcp) for extracting the parts you want and their
>>>> dependencies.
>>> Then why is it not available at the website? You still have to download the
>>> complete libraries.
>> Because that's the way it is. Are these questions relevant to what
>> should go in the What is Boost section, or are you just asking me?
> "That's the way it is" is a useless tautological response. Maybe a full
> explanation would help Andy more.

I sure don't think Andy was looking for help; his post seemed to be a
critique of my suggested web content. Those questions seemed to
challenge the validity of the bullet points I was suggesting. I was
trying to document the status quo, and "that's the way it is" was the
best way I could find to express it.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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