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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-23 09:01:22

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

>>> 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?
> "A Boost library should use other Boost Libraries or the C++ Standard
> Library, but only when the benefits outweigh the costs."

Which leaves a lot open to interpretation.

> Perhaps "critical functionality" was an overstatement, but anyway my
> point remains correct.

That's not clear to me at all. There's no inherent good in avoiding
dependencies among Boost libraries. It's a judgement call, based on
many factors, including the author's personal preference. You have
every right to make that call yourself, but if you're trying to
somehow *justify* your decision, IMO so far you haven't said anything
that demonstrates it to be the best one.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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