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From: Tom Brinkman (reportbase_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-26 17:27:46

> Tom Brinkman wrote:
>>>> But it would introduce the dependency to boost::filesystem
>> That would be a show-stopper for shur. I definately could not use
>> your IO library if it had a boost::filesystem dependency. PLEASE -
>> keep it header only.

>> I have no interest in boost::filesystem or gil. Just trying to
>> understand your requirement for being header-only: You *want* to compile
>> the same code over and over rather than just once?

>> >> No, he's probably using a pre-compiled header. :-)

No, we generally dont use pre-compiled headers on UNIX. If at all.
You must be
using dev-studio on windows.

The trend is for all "new" libraries to be header only, unless there is an
overwhelming, and I mean absolutely overwhelming reason not too. Also,
you should not have unecessary dependencies. The filesystem library
is not a necessity in this case, and becouse the filesystem library
is is not a header only library, it makes using it by other libraries
very problematic.

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