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Subject: Re: [boost] [exception][range] boost/range/size_type.hpp + unexpected dependenciies Exeception -> Units -> Algorithms -> Range -> Concepts
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-28 09:12:18

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:38 AM, Emil Dotchevski
<emildotchevski_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Andrey Semashev
> <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 17 September 2013 13:51:02 Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba
>>> <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> > What is more surprising is the chain of dependencies the inclusion of
>>> >
>>> > boost/exception_ptr.hpp conveys.
>>> >
>>> > Exeception -> Units -> Algorithms -> Range -> Concepts.
>>> >
>>> > Is there a way to break these dependencies?
>>> Thanks for pointing this out. This is being included by exception_ptr
>>> only for the demangle function. If this doesn't get resolved soon I'll
>>> scrap the demangling call and remove the dependency.
>> I recently proposed to extract my type_info_wrapper [1] to Boost.Utility. It
>> has support for name demangling. Maybe you could switch to it (after the
>> extraction, of course) instead of Boost.Units?
> Oh, wait. I think I confused Units and Utility. :)
> I'll take a look.

Hi again,

I can see you've disabled type demangling in 1.55 release to remove
the dependency. I really liked that feature, it made my logs more

Would you consider re-enabling it if the demangling function is
implemented in a separate header in boost/detail? There would be no
dependency on Boost.Units and in fact Boost.Units and my own code in
Boost.Log could be ported to it as well.

PS: The recently reviewed Boost.TypeIndex library will have similar
code as well, and it can be converted to use that code too. I really
hope that library gets accepted soon, so my plans of extracting
type_info_wrapper to Boost.Utility are currently on hold.

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