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Subject: Re: [boost] [Modularization] A new approach to header modularization
From: Ilya Sokolov (ilyasokol_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-29 02:45:14

Beman Dawes wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Ilya Sokolov <ilyasokol_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> It doesn't make dependencies of header-only libraries explicit.
> Dependencies are a separate issue. AFAICS, that's also true for the
> alternatives too.

No. If we had a build system target for each library that installs its
headers to the 'boost' directory before building we would be forced to
explicitly state the dependencies: (pseudocode)

# Boost.SmartPtr jamfile

synchronize sync_headers
   : [ glob-tree ../include/*.hpp ]
   : ../../boost

lib smart_ptr
   : <dependency>sync_headers

# Boost.Filesystem jamfile

lib filesystem
   : [ glob-tree ../src/*.cpp ]
     /boost//smart_ptr # NOTE

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