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From: me22 (me22.ca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-15 00:41:27

On 5/13/06, Joe McCay <joemccay_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Simple question. What exactly are ipp files, and how are they used?

When I've seen ipp files, the idea has been a separation of interface
and implementation, like with hpp/cpp, but for templates. Because the
template definitions need to be in the headers, they can't be compiled
separately and are instead put in ipp files to be included in the
corresponding header. The ipp extension is used for consistency with
hpp and cpp, but different to indicate that they should neither be
included by users or compiled into object files.

~ SWMc

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