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Subject: Re: [boost] License of endian and limits in Boost detail
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-12 05:31:09

> Are there any news on what might be done regarding this? I looked a little
> more into it today, and it appears as though something as trivial as
> boost/circular_buffer.hpp pulls in the whole config folder with endian.hpp
> and limits.hpp so I am avoiding using them altogether for now in this
> project.

I've just removed detail/limits.hpp and edited boost/limits.hpp to not refer
to it.

We'll see if anyone complains I guess.

endian.hpp is harder to know what to do with: there's no actual code in
there, it's more like the accumulated wisdom of multiple Boosters plus bug
reports etc. I'm actually not sure why SGI's copyright ended up in there:
looks like when Caleb Epstein originally wrote that header he borrowed the
"wisdom" from limits.hpp and so put SGI's copyright on it. Any ideas on how
we would go about creating a clean version? If someone described the logic
in words, and someone else wrote a new header from the description would
that do it - or am I deceiving myself?

Thanks, John.

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