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Subject: Re: [boost] big problem with dependency changes
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-18 04:51:38

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Bjørn Roald
> Sent: 17 June 2014 22:30
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] big problem with dependency changes

> > Moral of the story: don't edit the files in boost/.
> >
> > The exceptions are the headers which b2 can't see as dependencies -
> > those included via a macro. They never get their links updated unless
> > one runs "b2 headers". We've fixed some of them, but not all.
> Good!
> but even if all are fixed, it is not good to have these subtle issues where
users have
> to be careful. Part of the problem is that many tools such as IDE's with
> symbol browsing, debugers etc. will lead users to those headers they should
not edit.

To me, this seems a *big* problem :-(

I'd fail the whole idea of using hard or symlinks without some method of
protecting the poor unsuspecting hapless users from this elephant trap.

Been there, fell in !


Paul A. Bristow
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