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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-04 09:55:10

on Mon Dec 03 2007, Joel de Guzman <> wrote:

> Anthony Williams wrote:
>> Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> * Non-core libraries may place a single consolidated convenience
>>> header in boost/, forwarding to files of the form
>>> boost/<libraryname>/<header>.hpp. Regardless, their documented
>>> public components are not in boost/ or namespace boost::
>> What about boost.thread? Though the "general use" header is boost/thread.hpp,
>> and the other headers are in boost/thread/xyz.hpp, the public interface is and
>> always has been in namespace boost::, and changing this now would be a
>> breaking change.
> Seems that if thread is a non-core library then it indeed breaks the
> "standard practice".

I think our practices of namespace subdivision were only getting
established when Boost.Thread was introduced.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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