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Subject: [boost] Files in individual libraries
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-20 09:06:38

As long as library authors follow the normal Boost guidelines for
placing the necessary files for using, building ( for non-header only
libraries ), testing, and documenting their library I really don't see
why an author cannot add to their library whatever other files they want
in whatever place in their library structure they want to put it.

Can it really be such a big issue that this should not be allowed ?

And, if so, why ?

If the real issue being objected to is that the placement of additional
files gives the end-user an impression that Boost libraries generally
support additional things which an individual library supports with the
additional files, wouldn't it just be better to encourage and/or require
that an individual library developer document the additional files as
personal extensions to what Boost requires.

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