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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-22 11:10:38

suppose somebody wants to install a tree of headers (for example Boost). There
are two approaches:

- recursive copy command ("cp -r" on Unix, "xcopy" on Windows)
- individual copy commands for each file

Boost install in V1 uses the second approach. Each header file is installed
individually, and for each it's checked if installed version is up-to-date or

What is the rationale? Isn't it more straightforward to use recursive copy?
Anybody needs dependency checking for installing?

- Volodya


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