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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-16 08:27:10

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Thursday 16 June 2005 16:58, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Toon Knapen <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > I do not want to be negative here, I'm just getting more convinced
>> > everyday that before automating soth one must be certain that it will
>> > safe spending (development-) time.
>> I agree with Toon. When you have a choice, first do something that's
>> simple to document. That will usually be simpler to code and to
>> maintain. Later you can accomodate more sophisticated needs if
>> neccessary -- in a way that's still simple to document ;-) [finding
>> that way may require significant research].
> Isn't
> On Unix, "lib" prefix is prepended to names of all targets of type LIB
> that don't have that prefix already.
> simple enough?

It's reasonably simple until you start having to follow it by
"except..." or "unless..."

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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