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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-09 11:02:34

At Tue, 8 Feb 2011 16:59:25 -0500,
Beman Dawes wrote:
> >> I've been testing on Windows with boost/filesystem being a directory
> >> symlink to ../../libs/filesystem/include/boost/filesystem
> >
> > Since when does Windows support symlinks?!
> Since Vista.

Oh, that explains why I've never seen them. I guess it's time for me to get
some more up-to-date Windows OS installations!

> >> Would it be possible to generate directory symlinks instead of
> >> forwarding headers if the filesystem supports them?
> >
> > Sure!  What filesystem doesn't?  FAT?
> FAT, pre-Vista NTFS, and some CD-ROM and DVD file systems.

OK, so much the better. I'm sure we can eliminate most of the forwarding
headers most of the time, then!

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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