Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-09 11:05:26
At Wed, 9 Feb 2011 00:21:14 +0100,
Lars Viklund wrote:
> > >> and it works smoothly with no changes whatsoever to either by bjam testing or
> > >> VisualC++ IDE testing.
> > >>
> > >> Would it be possible to generate directory symlinks instead of
> > >> forwarding headers if the filesystem supports them?
> > >
> > > Sure! Â What filesystem doesn't? Â FAT?
> > FAT, pre-Vista NTFS, and some CD-ROM and DVD file systems.
> I would recommend that if you go down this path, that you _thoroughly_
> test the behaviour of them under regular and limited users. In my
> experience, they're virtually useless as a non-elevated user.
As long as we have forwarding headers as a fallback mechanism, we'll be fine I
suppose. But, naturally, testing is essential.
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