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Subject: Re: [boost] [type_traits] Rewrite and dependency free version
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-04 12:24:22

Paul A. Bristow wrote:

> The effect of C++Modules is likely to be very big (and the benefits big
> too).
> All our work reducing dependency could be in vain, or even make things
> worse.

No module system, however magical, will let you include a header from a
module you haven't downloaded and installed. And therefore, if we cut the
number of cross-module includes (also known as dependencies), this can only
lower the number of the required downloads when you only want a subset of
Boost, it can never increase them.

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