[geos-devel] installed C++ headers
strk at keybit.net
Mon Jun 8 05:33:29 EDT 2009
"Let users free to hurt themselves" patch was
committed in revision 2557 ...
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On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:26:59AM +0200, strk wrote:
> FYI: by installing *all* headers the include/geos
> installed dir gets up to 1928Kb from 1128Kb for 335
> header files from 172.
> I still think it makes sense to do that, at least
> for consistency (what win users get is what unix users get).
> On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 12:45:52AM +0200, strk wrote:
> > It was my idea long time ago to reduce the set
> > of installed C++ headers. Now I've changed my mind.
> > It's too much of a maintainance cost having to be selective
> > on what to install and what not, particularly when the MSVC
> > build scripts don't care and not only install headers but
> > even export symbols which were previously selected as NOT
> > public.
> > Also sometimes headers we'd like not to install are required
> > by others which we want in resulting in a partial hiding.
> > Nowadays, since we're explicitly marking the C++ ABI as
> > incompatible at every release, I wouldn't care about headers
> > that much. Users are warned they shouldn't be using the C++
> > api, after that if they do they'll deal with API changes
> > somehow.
> > I plan to update the Makefile.ams next week if nobody objects.
> > --strk;
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