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Subject: [boost] [system] Header-only Boost.System by default ?
From: Damien Buhl (damien.buhl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-09 17:13:14

Dear Boost,

Is there any reason why Boost system couldn't be set to be header only
by default ?

Defining both macros allows it :


This ease, speeds up and reduces binary size greatly, that it's sad that
non-aware Boost User needs to link to some dll/so/dylib of Boost.System
per default.

It has been in many releases of Boost, wouldn't it be good to set it to
be the default for a next release ?


Damien Buhl
Software Developer
+33 6 77 43 10 05

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