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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost policy for putting headers in boost/ Was: #3541 Support <boost/ptr_map.hpp>
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-23 13:02:22

vicente.botet wrote:
> I think the main problem with standardizing
> boost/<lib>/all.hpp is could clash with a feature named all
> for a particular domain.

Aside from my not envisioning anything named "all" being useful, your argument is reasonable.

If "all" is considered too inclusive, as Eric suggests, then another name is possible. How about "_"? Is "_.hpp" legal in all supported filesystems? Since we're talking about libraries, and not applications, how about "main.hpp?" "main" is still very short and would be consistent.

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

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