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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Modularization: did we get it right?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-15 08:41:47

on Mon May 14 2012, Steven Watanabe <> wrote:

> On 05/11/2012 07:36 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Fri May 11 2012, Beman Dawes <> wrote:
>>> "Copy the leaves" if all else fails has the advantage of preserving
>>> existing uses (like HTML links) that won't be followed with a dummy
>>> forwarding #include. It may well be faster to use.
>>> OTOH, I can imagine cases on a Boost developer's machine where the
>>> developer would prefer dummy forwarding #includes.
>> Like, always.
> I disagree. I prefer copies for the following reasons:
> a) Disk space is not an issue for me.
> b) The copies can be used for any purpose,
> not just compiling. In particular,
> clicking through forwarding headers
> in the IDE is annoying.
> c) The behavior is more consistent.
> Using copies, the preprocessor output
> should be identical to the preprocessor
> output to the preprocessor output using
> links.
> I can see others preferring forwarding
> headers, but "always" is too strong.

OK, thanks for setting me straight on that point.

Dave Abrahams
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