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Subject: Re: [boost] [all] Request for out of the box visibility support
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-23 04:00:52

On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 at 22:22, Jeffrey Graham via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> All of these technical issues requiring so much effort and expertise
> now and for the foreseeable future.
> I would prefer to at least have the choice of pure header only for all
> libs, because I don't care how long my compile takes.

>From what I remember, this was tried for Boost.Random not so long ago,
which is a limited problem, and this was considered a fail (unless I'm
misinterpreting). I guess that some other libs will equally fail, if
attempted. Not all libs are under active maintenance, so this also is an
issue, as in, who is gonna do it. This would also create unnecessary risks
of creating bugs in the process. I don't mind compile times that much
either, but making everything header only seems, even to me - a radical, a

If you are on windows, I suggest you adopt vcpkg
<>, the provide boost-1.68 (and many
other libs) without hassle. If you are on nix, I believe there is a
plethora of package managers around, conan or chocolaty come highly
recommended, from what I read.


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