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Subject: Re: [boost] [Modularization] A new approach to header modularization
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-29 07:53:30

On Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:18 PM
> ________________________________________
> De: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] En nombre de Beman Dawes
> [bdawes_at_[hidden]]
> Enviado el: jueves, 28 de mayo de 2009 23:06
> Para: boost_at_[hidden]
> Asunto: Re: [boost] [Modularization] A new approach to header
> modularization
> >
> > As boost grows, filling the boost/ with headers becomes
> > less and less attractive.
> I don't see why this is less attractive than having boost/ filled with
> folders.

Because it doubles the number of entries per library: filesystem.hpp and filesystem.

> > Of course we have to leave the current headers there for
> > compatibiltiy, but that location could be deprecated and eventually
> > only <boost/filesystem/filesystem.hpp> supported.
> *This* is less attractive to me; I think a Boost lib is
> entitled to have at least one top level header; many use
> it to include all or the the most usual components.

There's no entitlement involved. Leaving such files in the root directory dissociates them from the rest of the library which mitigates against modularization, which is a laudable goal.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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