[SciPy-Dev] Bundling Boost?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Oct 11 08:42:30 CDT 2012


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 2:39 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 6:11 AM, David Warde-Farley
> <wardefar@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> > It looks like Andreas' message didn't make it to the list, so here it
> > is forwarded.
> >
> > Looks like there are a few things to learn about bundling boost, but
> > nothing show-stopping. Of course, some of it (compiler hell) is out of
> > our control, but "get a better compiler" is a reasonable response on
> > most platforms (... maybe not Windows).
>
> Bundling all of boost is not on the table I think: we are just talking
> about the  math stuff which look mostly like simple templates, in
> which case most issues are not relevant. Using more boost should be a
> different discussion.
>

Well, I did notice more boost dependencies showing up in the include files.
C++ libraries tend to have a lot of intertwined parts, making it difficult
to tease out just that little bit you really want.

Chuck
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