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Subject: Re: [boost] Link dependencies
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-05 14:24:46

Stephen Kelly-2 wrote
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
>> I imagine, when Boost gets
>> truly modular, one would download sources of the needed libraries
>> separately,
> That is explicitly a non-goal for Boost.

I don't think one can conclude from that thread that the ability to download
and install one library is a non-goal for boost. In fact I think that
anyone reading that thread would have to conclude the opposite.

The problem is that this is a lot harder than it looks. It's much more than
cleaning up dependencies. Proposals to achieve this - to the extent that
they can be characterized as proposals - have been incomplete, impractible
and/or unconvincing. I firmly believe that we want to do this and are on
the path to doing so.

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