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Subject: Re: [boost] [modular boost] non-linked headers
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-03 17:56:19

On 4/12/2013 11:46, Quoth Steven Watanabe:
> On 12/03/2013 02:22 PM, Gavin Lambert wrote:
>> Would it be possible to link only at the whole-directory level, rather
>> than individual files?
> Yes. In fact, the current implementation does this
> wherever it's possible to do so.

I was suggesting not merely "where possible" but "exclusively",
rearranging files or adding non-link redirects as required to make it work.

>> I think behaviour is much more stable and
>> desirable that way (and it should fix the make-timestamp issue too). To
>> support this, the top-level headers could be owned by the main
>> repository, and (where not already) just be a thin redirect into the
>> "real" headers in the library's linked subdir.
>> It would mean a bit of restructuring for some of the older libraries,
>> but that's probably a good thing overall for modularisation.

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