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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Uuid and header-only support
From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-04 00:42:09

On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 7:58 PM, James E. King, III wrote:
> I have an open defect related to a random seed generator that's currently
> in boost::uuids::detail called seed_rng. The class does a fair bit more
> than it really needs to, and does not support Universal Windows Platform
> (UWP) store targets. It is otherwise quite similar to
> boost::random::random_device however it is a header-only implementation (in
> fact seed_rng has a comment about putting it into Boost.Random). I was
> planning on removing it and leaving randomness to Boost.Random because
> that's where the code really belongs, however this would introduce a new
> library dependency on Boost.Random for any code using
> boost::uuids::random_generator. So I'm curious on how important folks
> believe it is to maintain the header-only status of Boost.Uuid.

While I don't use Boost.Uuid, I do think users of Boost enjoy the
convenience of header-only libraries (and know of at some who are
restricted to - within their organization - only the header-only
libraries). Why not make Boost.Random header-only first, before taking
the dependency on it?


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