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Subject: Re: [boost] The boost component dependencies blues
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-12 13:17:08

>>> 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) ?
>> OK, there are two issue here... why is the dependency so "fat", and
>> why is component X a dependency of Y?
> OK. I think I can see how I got where I am. My point is that this 'bcp'
> tool is an insufficient tool for the purpose, as it, despite its
> purpose, reinforces the idea that boost is really huge and (almost)
> monolithic.
> I understand that boost.python depends on boost.graph. And I can see
> that (some of) boost.graph may depend on (some of) mpi, etc.
> Thus, tracking dependencies on the component level isn't quite enough,
> if I end up with a huge dependency tree. I do want to use all of
> boost.python, but I definitely have no need for serialization or mpi.

Can you tell me specifically which headers you're #including so I can
investigate here?


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