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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-25 11:13:51

Jeff Garland wrote:

> It sounds like the sandbox libs will eventually become branches of the main
> repository, so that would entrench the practice of embedding these libraries
> into an existing tree. Personally I'd prefer to have something where I can
> keep a pristine distribution and then add new libs by having them in their own
> tree -- something like:
> boost_1_34_0
> boost_some_new_lib1
> boost_some_new_lib2

I totally agree. Having to branch the whole boost tree in order to add a new
project seems very redundant (in different ways). For one, it requires me
manually tracking changes in the trunk/, even if my own work is only kept
in a (new) subtree.

It's also redundant since users who want to try a sandbox project would
essentially need to store (and build !) a separate boost source and build
tree just for the sandbox project.

> But to build and run the tests/examples in these 'one library trees' means
> that you'd need to have a way to specify the base distribution to the build
> system.

Indeed. But that appears to me to be a good idea anyways. We were discussing
ways to modularize boost better. Being able to compile specific boost libs
in isolation, while referring / using a separate external boost tree for dependencies
seemed to be a worthwhile goal (say, for more modular testing).


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