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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-23 09:05:24

Edward Diener <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Edward Diener <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>>All I can say it that this has worked from me as well as the testers in our
>>>I have discovered the reason for the problem. It has to do with the form of
>>>#include in the Spirit 1.6x headers. The headers erroneously use, in some
>>>places, the form:
>>>#include "boost/..."
>>>rather than
>>>#include <boost/...>
>> It's not "erroneously" exactly. Whether to include with quotes or
>> angles has been a source of contention among Boost developers and
>> there has been no agreement. I am in the latter camp, myself, but
>> others seem to thing that the former is the only correct way.
> One I changed the include for the Spirit 1.6.2 headers to use angles
> instead of quotes, the build worked correctly as expected.
> In the case of Boost, the only reason to use the former would be if one were
> specifically compiling from the Boost root directory and did not include the
> root directory in the compiler's path.

No, there are other reasons that people argue quotes are right.
Please search the archives if you want the details.

All this stuff about where the compiler searches is almost entirely
implementation-dependent. There is no standard, not even a de-facto
one, for how quotes and angles will behave.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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