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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-04 17:57:30

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> I still have a hard time understanding that using a project
>> means using every library in it.
> I think <use>/boost should mean <use>/boost/* as it does now.

And what does that mean? Anything other than "adopt all the
usage-requirements for all the targets in Boost?"

> It's an intuitive behaviour.

Sure, but is it useful?

> The problem is that usage-requirements should be applied more carefully
> - only if the fact of real usage (linking or including) is
> determined.

I'm pretty sure that "use" is a very specific request to adopt the
usage-requirements *without* linking. I don't have any idea how you'd
detect including, since that's usually one of the things transmitted
in usage-requirements.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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