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Subject: Re: [boost] [modularization] Improving/splitting up detail
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-02 04:35:31

>> The goal is to create two 'modules' or libraries:
> We had that originally. They were called "detail" and "core".
> How do we describe those libraries to users? Those might be the
> Frequently Questioned Answers:
> A: It is a Boost library that you should not use.
> Q: If it is not useful, why does it exist?
> A: It is used internally by several Boost libraries.
> Q: If it is so useful, why should I not use it too?
> I prefer to have no such "detail" libraries at all. Everything that is
> useful to a broader audience should be in utility.

Funnily enough I was about to suggest just that: lets do away with detail
and have:

    everything in:
    That has no dependencies.

    As above, but with dependencies (mostly to mpl/pp/type_traits).

throw_exception.hpp and dependencies should go in core too, as would a few
headers under boost/ such as cstdint.hpp etc.


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