On 26 August 2013 04:48, Dave Abrahams <dave@boostpro.com> wrote:

on Thu Aug 22 2013, Bioxydyn Dev <bioxydyn.dev-AT-gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Steven,
> Thanks for your reply. I have some follow up questions below.
> On 22 August 2013 16:54, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>     stage is intended for those working out of the source tree.
>     install is intended to create a separate installation,
>     that doesn't depend on the source.
> I'm not sure I understand what the difference is.
> What do you mean by 'working out of the source tree'? 
> As a developer, if you use a boost library that is header only how
> would you not be dependent on the source?

Yes.  Steven is referring to the source *tree*, i.e. the files of Boost
laid out exactly as they come out of SVN.  Usually this comes from an
SVN working copy or a tarball.  Install generally creates a copies the
headers, built binaries, docs, etc. into standard system locations so
that you can write code dependent on Boost without actually having a
complete checkout of the Boost source.

So if I want to build boost and develop code that uses the boost libraries I should use stage and not install? Is that correct?

Dave Abrahams

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