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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-22 13:53:58

"Marcin Kalicinski" <kalita_at_[hidden]> writes:

> What I meant is: you keep saying that this library could be rather
> implemented using serialization / PO / multi_index / etc. I agree, but it
> was implemented differently. I think it is the interface that matters most,
> not the implementation. Why care if it uses other libs or not? It's even
> better if it does not, think about all these dependencies and
> compile times.

That doesn't necessarily follow. If my project needs the other
libraries and your library could have used them, too, you're
increasing compile times in the worst case.

> Even boost guidelines are pretty clear on that, I should not use
> other libs unless they provide critical functionality.

Where did you find that guideline?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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