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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost policy for putting headers in boost/ Was: #3541 Support <boost/ptr_map.hpp>
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-23 12:24:09

On 23 Oct 2009, at 16:57, Jeff Flinn wrote:

> Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]
>> > wrote:
>>>> I very rarely tab-complete header file names, and I suspect most
>>>> users
>>> Your usage patterns are limited to your coworkers and your
>>> environment. Mine suggests that there are a great many people who
>>> use tab completion constantly. Consequently, we can't favor one
>>> over the other if a neutral solution is possible.
>> As a Boost dev or as a user?
>> As user the version without /all seems better.
> This user would prefer the lib/all.hpp, so that when compile times
> get egregious I can quickly track down the overzealous */all.hpp's
> and replace them with the minimal includes.

I have a project which includes the global headers for gil, variant,
type_traits, thread, function, signals, any, bind and preprocessor,
and with a pre-compiled header can compile small files including these
headers in (just checking) < 0.25s real time, 0.13s CPU time. I find
this acceptable, and saves me time have to look up what is in each
header. Of course, we should not require the use of 'all' headers, but
they can be useful.


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