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Subject: Re: [boost] A set of individual libraries vs. One big library
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-21 04:27:04

on Wed Jan 21 2009, Michael Marcin <> wrote:

> Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> Anis Benyelloul wrote:
>>> - The header file dependencies are unclear... it makes very difficult to
>>> ``extract'' just the library you need from the tarball (it is not enough to
>>> copy the directory whose name matches the library you want)
>> The bcp tool, that has existed for a while, does just that.
> Is bcp a name that is supposed to mean something? The documentation page doesn't seem
> to suggest any rational for the name bcp. Doesn't matter too much just curious.

I always assumed "b => Boost" and "cp => Unix cp" (copy)

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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