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Subject: Re: [boost] Extensive interdependencies in Boost
From: Stephen Kelly (steveire_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-17 18:26:47

On 10/18/2013 12:14 AM, Philip Bennefall wrote:
> Thanks, Jens. What you say makes sense. I guess my next question would
> become, is it perhaps possible to extend bcp to be a little more
> selective? Since Boost already has a preprocessor implementation,
> maybe this could be used to follow some macro paths to determine what
> needs to be included? The user would naturally have to specify some
> macros that bcp could work with, but this seems to me to be an
> effective way of making bcp a little more picky when generating its
> output depending on the user's needs.
> Another, perhaps less realistic option, would be if bcp could actually
> analyze what parts of a certain library the user's code calls upon.
> For instance, if I never use a smart pointer for a given container we
> would not need that dependency. This, I realize, is far more involved
> and might not be at all practical to implement. I'm just throwing the
> suggestion out there for some discussion.


I've already done some analysis work on the dependency graph over the
last week. See the thread I've just started. I did trace the #include
dependencies between repos.



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