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Subject: Re: [boost] [modularization] Dependency to Boost.Exception unavoidable?
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-01 15:08:26

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 8:45 AM, Daniel Pfeifer <daniel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 2013/11/1 Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]>:
>> ->exception is unavoidable because of throw_exception.
> I think `throw_exception.hpp` belongs to Boost.Utility for two reasons:
> 1. That file is older than Boost.Exception.

How old a header is orthogonal to correct design.

> 2. It introduces a *conditional* dependency to Boost.Exception.

It is misleading to treat this as dependency on a library, because the
only Boost Exception header boost/throw_exception.hpp depends on is
boost/exception/exception.hpp, which does not include *any* headers.

If people are bothered by the exception/exception.hpp dependency, I am
not against moving that code in throw_exception.hpp.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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