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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-03 00:03:17

David Abrahams wrote:

>> My concern is that this policy does not seem to be scalable.
>> What's to prevent someone from adding hundreds of small things
>> (typedefs, enums, small classes, etc.) in boost detail?
> The policy does. It says you only do that when they are in fact needed
> by multiple libraries. And anyway, what's wrong with having hundreds
> of small things in boost detail?

--The same reasons why we use sub-namespaces and sub-directories.
Multiply that with the number of Boost developers past and
present. The single boost::detail namespace can become utterly

OK, you have good points. I won't argue this any more. My only
concern is a crowded boost::detail namespace in the future. Perhaps
what we can do is subdivide boost::detail in the future when
the need arises.


Joel de Guzman

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