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Subject: Re: [boost] The boost component dependencies blues
From: OvermindDL1 (overminddl1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-12 09:47:28

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 7:33 AM, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I'm not sure what the best place is for this question, but since it is
> symptomatic for a general theme (which I have complained about a lot in the
> past), I'll write it here:
> I'm trying to generate a boost subset that allows me to build boost.python
> and its dependencies into my own package.
> To do that, I ran "bcp python ...".
> I'm surprised to find all these components in the generated source tree:
> date_time, graph, mpi, regex, serialization, test, thread.
> And that's only compiled components (content of lib/). There are many more
> header-only components (i.e. subdirectories under boost/), such as spirit,
> variant, property_map, property_tree, dynamic_bitset.
> Is this really a minimal subset to use boost.python ? I can't quite believe
> it. In particular, what is boost.mpi doing there, and what
> boost.serialization (and boost.spirit) ?
> I'm going to great length to be able to use boost in a production
> environment, but I have to admit that this is quite unacceptable. :-(

Correct. Boost.Python includes a lot of things to properly convert
from a large amount of Python types properly as well as for the type
registry. I am actually surprised it does not include more...

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