Subject: Re: [boost] Modular boost directory structure
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-26 20:15:00
On 8/25/2013 11:57 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> on Sun Aug 25 2013, Edward Diener <eldiener-AT-tropicsoft.com> wrote:
>> I am seeing at https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/StartModDev
> Note: I don't know how up-to-date that page is.
>> that the modular Boost directory structure is:
>> doc // from the notes on the page
>> Is this the latest correct information ?
> Sure; look at any of the library-specific repositories under
> http://github.com/boostorg/ for examples.
>> I am asking because the original recommended structure was, as I
>> understood it:
> Original? When was that recommended, and by whom?
I don't remember exactly but I am pretty sure the above was the original
recommended structure ( perhaps minus the 'html-index.html' relation
which is the way SVN has been AFAIK ) in one of the main topics for "Git
and Modular Boost" on the Boost Wiki in the past. I believe that Beman
Dawes wrote the original topics and I would not be surprised if he is
the person who has been updating them since. I know I followed the above
structure when I first moved my SVN sandbox libraries to git and GitHub.
So I was a little surprised to see the latest recommended structure. I
just wanted to make sure the latest structure is now the official way to go.
>> I want to make sure I have this right before I modularize my sandbox
>> libraries for git using the correct directory structure.
> The best way to modularize sandbox libraries is to submit changes to the
> modularization rules described here:
Thanks for the link. Maybe a link to Ryppl on Github from somewhere on
the Boost web sire would be appropriate.
>> BTW I have not been able to figure out how to add and move directories
>> using git in a local copy. Instead I have just done so using the OS
>> and git seems to figure it out but I have a feeling I have lost git
>> history in doing so.
> You did it right; Git simply infers the move information. Git records
> snapshots and ancestry, and that's about it. Part of its philosophy is
> to be a "stupid content tracker" at its core.
Feels odd coming from SVN but if it just works its fine with me.
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