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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-02 12:30:00

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> Doug Gregor wrote:
>> Yes, it probably would be advantageous to have a single-entry-point
>> layout, but we haven't found a good way to do it. svn:externals was
>> one potential approach, but they aren't quite powerful enough to do
>> what we need.
> svn:externals would be useful to make sandbox projects appear as
> full boost versions (plus the new bits) to the user. Why not simply
> treat the two (main boost, and sandbox) as separate ? All it should
> take to build something against the two is an additional set of
> paths (-I and -L), which should be easily hackable into the build system.
> The same strategy would be useful to build individual boost libraries
> in stand-alone mode, i.e. against all dependencies pre-installed.
> (See the discussion on boost modularity.)

Please also see this previous discussion

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