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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-16 15:08:28

Vladimir Prus wrote:

> I think it's a conflict between "explicit" and "convenient". No matter what
> guidelines are there ("explicit is better than implicit", for example), I
> often find that decision is not easy. In this case, Toon did not like too
> explicit behaviour.

AFAICT it's not about 'implicit' or 'explicit'. Generally I'm also for

But suppose library C uses library B which on its turn uses library A. I
don't think the developer of library C (and thus which uses library B)
should know that library B relies on library A. It's the developer of
library B that states in his jamfile that B is dependent on A. C only
uses B. Even more: Suppose library C is not changed but all of a sudden
library B decides to add some dependency to libZ. This should certainly
not induce a change to the build-specification (==Jamfile) of library C,
only to the build-specification of library B.



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