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Subject: Re: [boost] [regression] OK to merge? Should tools/regression be a submodule?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-02 19:05:55

On 1/2/2014 2:43 PM, Daniel James wrote:
> On 2 January 2014 18:54, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 1/2/2014 11:24 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Daniel James
>>> <daniel_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>>>> On 2 January 2014 14:50, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>> * Should tools/regression be a submodule?
>>>> Should it be part of the boost tree? Since it downloads boost into a
>>>> subdirectory, it looks like something that exists outside of the tree.
>>> Good point. The same might be true of several other tools, like
>>> tools/inspect.
>> I do not see why a tool which manipulates the Boost tree totally outside of
>> git should not be part of the Boost tree. One thing ( manipulating the Boost
>> tree in some way ) does not preclude the other ( being part of the tree ) in
>> my mind. Clearly the Boost tree can be changed locally outside of what git
>> does in regard to version control.
> Nothing is precluded, but separating things makes life easier. Is
> there a reason why it needs to be part of the tree?

If it needs to know where the Boost tree is at, then keeping it in the
Boost tree seems right, since it can use relative paths to find what it
needs. OTOH if there is no dependency on anything else in the Boost
tree, by all means make it separate.

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