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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-17 05:50:48

Bjørn Roald wrote:
>> If a bcp based solution becomes useful, I think it should be
>> considered
>> to be included in the tool in the boost distribution.

Sounds interesting enough to be worth adding: regex based search and replace
of namespaces should be easy enough?

>> As the figure illustrate, bcp is a one way tool when you change the
>> namespace.
>> I feel strongly that the tool shall be used as a build step rather
>> than keeping
>> the modified code under local source control. The better way is to
>> do modifications,
>> patches, testing and contributions for boost as other boost users.
>> Then
>> use bcp as a build-time tool.
>> To reduce overhead introduced by this build-time, I added an option
>> to
>> my bcp version which in case the target file exist only will
>> overwrite
>> if file content changes. This reduces build time dramatically for
>> changes after initial build.

Also a good idea, as long as it's an option: sometimes you want to overwrite
the existing file :-)


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