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Subject: Re: [boost] [type_traits] Rewrite and dependency free version
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-04 11:07:51

On 3 February 2015 at 23:10, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Steve M. Robbins-2 wrote
> > On Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 04:22:00PM -0800, Robert Ramey wrote:
> > I can't imagine this to be a very common use case. After about 2-3 build
> > failures
> > due to missing libraries, your user is going to desperately want "all of
> > boost"
> > in one tar ball.
> what about when boost hits 500 libraries?

Boost added what, *two* libraries last year? At that rate, the 500 library
problem won't happen until the *23rd century*.

Lots of other stuff has to scale first: the number of submissions, the
number of reviews, the number of maintainers, etc.

And yes, even at 500, I still want them all, if it minimizes my dependency
management problem. I might want to take a newer/older version of a
specific library, but that's about it.

 Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden]>  (847) 691-1404

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