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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-17 18:26:40

on Fri Nov 16 2007, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> For the headers that appear in boost-root/boost, rather than a library
> specific subdirectory, it is very helpful if they self-identify what
> library they belong to. This allows scripts to associate the header with
> a library.
> The usual way to do this is to include a comment. A typical example:
> // See for documentation
> The exact format doesn't matter. What does matter is that the library
> name be found somewhere in the file, immediately following a string
> which contains "/libs/".
> Below is the result of doing:
> grep -L "/libs/" *.h*
> I'd appreciate maintainers adding a library identifying comment to these
> files. Otherwise I'll do it, which carries a slight risk that I'll get
> it wrong.

Without giving precise directions for identifying the library (not
just a typical example), I don't see how the result can be useful to

Dave Abrahams
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