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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: 2009-10-28 13:18:15

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> > on Mon Oct 26 2009, Joel de Guzman
> <> wrote:
> >
> >> FWIW, we've solved that by having a flat include
> >> directory. It's the
> >> include/ dir you see up there. The directory contains all
> >> forwarding
> >> headers. For instance, see You have:
> >>
> >> #include <boost/fusion/include/deref.hpp>
> >>
> >> in addition to the modular:
> >>
> >> #include <boost/fusion/iterator/deref.hpp>
> I also advocate consistency. That is why I chose that structure.
> It's not different at all, if you think in terms of modularity.
> Boost is a set of libraries; each library is composed of smaller
> sub-libraries or components, and so on. The (outermost) main boost
> goes like this:
> boost/
> libx/
> liby/
> libx.hpp
> liby.hpp
> Some libraries, especially the bigger ones really ought to
> be broken down into sub-libraries or modules. Following the
> main header convention, it goes the same for sub-libraries,
> e.g.:
> boost/
> libx/
> modx/
> mody/
> modx.hpp
> mody.hpp
> liby/
> libx.hpp
> liby.hpp

That is reasonable and defensible, but argues against your include directory.

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

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