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Subject: Re: [boost] To modularize, or not to modularize. What is the plan?
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-05-07 00:48:22

Gavin Lambert wrote:

> Though there's a big caveat with missing modules -- if the user does a
> #include <boost/optional.hpp> and Boost.Optional wasn't installed, they
> might get an older Boost.Optional from the OS packages rather than an
> error, which is probably wrong (because mixing versions unintentionally is
> bad).

This does happen in practice, and yes, it's bad.

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