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Subject: Re: [boost] [type_traits] Rewrite and dependency free version
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-03 23:21:08

Robert Ramey wrote:
> If it were done via tar balls the procedure would look something like the
> following:
> a) There would be one tar ball per library. I guess that means that if
> done today that would mean around 118 libraries.


You seem to have missed the bpm discussions, Robert, so here's the

Reading about Beman's experience may be of value too:

bpm doesn't quite work the way you envisage, in that the user doesn't run a
dependency checker locally to determine what needs to be installed (as the
dependency checker can't actually dependency-check something that isn't
installed yet). Instead, when you say "bpm install serialization", it
downloads a pre-created module dependency graph and then downloads and
installs whatever the graph says are serialization's dependencies.

Give bpm a go and you'll hopefully get a feel for what we're (seemingly
endlessly) talking about.

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