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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost policy for putting headers in boost/ Was: #3541 Support <boost/ptr_map.hpp>
From: Stefan Strasser (strasser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-29 11:12:24

Am Wednesday 28 October 2009 18:44:30 schrieb David Abrahams:
> Works for MPL. Nobody ever wonders where to find anything in MPL.

> ...

> I don't care (very much) which convention we choose, but I would very
> much prefer, for our users' sake, to choose one uniform #include
> convention that works for all the libraries.

from the users perspective alone, you'd expect directories to match namespaces
and filenames.hpp to match classes (or something that identifies > 1

i.e. boost::mpl::and is in boost/mpl/and.hpp

this would overcrowd some directories, especially boost/*, but since
identifiers in namespace boost are already unique that isn't a problem from
the user's perspective.
it might create all sorts of maintenance issues though, having files from
dozends of different boost libraries in the same directory.

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