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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Separating Boost.Python from Boost
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-31 15:03:44

On Sunday 31 May 2015 21:28:54 Peter Dimov wrote:
> Bjørn Roald wrote:
> > On 31. mai 2015 12:22, Peter Dimov wrote:
> > > Rene Rivera wrote:
> > >> I've mentioned before that I would very much prefer if we didn't have
> > >> libraries within libraries in the libs structure.
> > >
> > > I've mentioned before that I agree, but will say so again.
> >
> > Is it really a question of libraries within libraries in the boost library
> > sense where a library is maintained by individuals or a group of
> > individuals. Or are this just allowing structure within a library, where
> > subdirectories with its own standard structure may for instance be
> > optional parts of the library which when used add additional dependencies.
> It is basically a question of removing the current special case of
> libs/numeric/* and not introducing any others. The libraries in numeric/ are
> already in their own separate repositories.

Components under tools/ can also be viewed as separate components that can be
modularized. In general, I don't think there should be a restriction on the
components hierarchy. Forcing libraries to fit into flat structure under libs/
is an artificial restriction imposed by the build/testing system, IMHO.

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