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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-16 12:27:34

Bjørn Roald wrote:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> Glenn Schrader wrote:
>>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>> I have heard unconfirmed rumors that someone has a script that
>>>> takes Boost code and moves it into a different top-level namespace.
>>>> Does such a script really exist?
>>>> The goal is to be able to automatically munge Boost code so that
>>>> several versions can be used in parallel without conflicts. If
>>>> anybody is currently doing this, I'd love to hear from them.
>>> To use multiple versions in parallel wouldn't you also need to mangle
>>> the include guard symbol names to allow each version to
>>> independently remember which headers have been processed?
>> Yes, and all macro names would need to change, too.
> My modified version of bcp does all of the above as it copies a subset
> or all of boost into a new location. It has never been used in
> production, however I am convinced it is useful or usable if you like to
> call it that. As it has not been used in production some more testing
> is needed. My once urgent need faded of completly unrelated resons.
> I have posted a bcp patch to the list at least once:
> I did not find it on gmane or anything giving the attachments in any
> usable form. So I can dig it out, zip down the bcp directory and repost
> it if there is interest.

Sounds very interesting! Yes, there is interest. Please send the patches
around again.

Vera++ also sounds good too. I'll look at both.

Eric Niebler
Boost Consulting

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