Subject: Re: [boost] List of boost headers in boost/ (was RE: preprocess operation problems)
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-28 15:59:53
Thanks for that list..
On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 2:48 PM, Fletcher, John P <j.p.fletcher_at_[hidden]>
> I have been involved in a discussion about the problem of keeping uptodate
> the header files in the top level boost/ which only get updated if they are
> links to the corresponding file in the boost/libs/ subdirectory which they
> refer to, if there is one.
> To give an idea of the size of the problem of headers in boost which are
> not links, attached is a list of all the *.hpp files in the current boost/
> on develop. Only a very small number of them are links.
> Some of them may only contain links to headers in other directories and
> these will be being updated, but some of the top level headers are
> substantial files in themselves. These files are not being updated from
> when I set up the local git repository. This means that if the underlying
> file changes, the two get out of step. This has happened in the case of
> boost/integer_fwd.hpp as discussed in the other thread.
> My interest is to be able to maintain and update the particular library I
> have agreed to maintain, Boost Phoenix. That has many dependencies not
> only of its own but also the tools e.g. test and preprocess, which I need
> to use from time to time.
> I hope we can evolve a situation where it is clear to a maintainer what is
> needed to keep a consistent working environment. I know that is not easy
> because of the way tools, such as compilers and indeed the C++ standard
> itself, keep on changing. We do need a working platform which we can
> understand and work with.
> I think some of the present problems are arising because of very
> reasonable attempts to make boost more consistent. Some of the changes of
> configuration are causing problems not forseen, because of the wide
> interdependence of the boost libraries.
Well.. This is certainly surprising. Given that when I look at my develop
checkout I see 1816 entries. All of which, except for some dirs, are
symlinks. I do expect *all* of them to be links though. So having some dirs
in there seems wrong.
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