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Subject: Re: [boost] [Modularization] A new approach to header modularization
From: joaquin_at_[hidden]
Date: 2009-05-29 01:50:12

Emil Dotchevski escribió:
> What would make sense for me personally would be an effort to reduce
> physical coupling in Boost, by moving as much code as possible from
> headers to CPP files.
> [...]
> Many function templates have parts that don't depend on template
> parameters and could be separated in a cpp file. Also, many Boost
> headers contain regular (non-template) inline functions, because
> there's pressure from users (and developers) to keep Boost libraries
> header-only.

Why there's pressure from users to keep Boost libs header-only? Boost is
for the users, so their reasons should be given proper weight.

Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo

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