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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] neglected aspects
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-29 01:22:19

on Tue Feb 28 2012, Julian Gonggrijp <> wrote:

> Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Thu Feb 09 2012, wrote:
>>> [...]
>> I don't think git-subtree is the right tool for us. Suppose libraries A
>> and B both depend on libraries C and D. It would IMO be a disaster if
>> the repositories for A and B each included the source to C and D.
> I might have misunderstood, but my impression was that git-subtree was
> not intended to be used like that in the first place. If I understood
> correctly, A, B, C and D would all be subtrees of the Boost supertree,
> and developers would be able to tranparently treat any subtree either
> as a separate git repository or as an ordinary directory within the
> Boost repository at any given time. So both A and B would only include
> itself, and C and D wouldn't be included by anything other than the
> Boost supertree.

I don't see any advantage at all in having a "Boost supertree." If I
need a cluster of five libraries to get a job done, I don't see a reason
to mess around with anything more than those five. And with the
dependencies properly encoded, I won't even have to ask for all of those

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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