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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-21 11:50:25

"Kirill Lapshin" <klapshin_at_[hidden]> writes:

> --- In jamboost_at_[hidden], Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_c...> wrote:
>> What do users think about it?
>> Two possible problems are:
>> 1. A bit longer paths. Not a real problem, I think.
>> 2. If one cpp is used by two exe, it will be recompiled twice. I
> think this
>> will be quite rare.
> Fine with me -- paths already long enough to render them pretty much
> unusable :)
> So I have to rely on unit-test, symlink and stage anyway.

Interesting viewpoint. Maybe if we can't make paths truly simple we
shouldn't worry about simplifying them even a little.

IMO the only way to make them truly simple is to reduce paths like
gcc/debug/optimization-on to mangled names like "gdo".

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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