[Box Backup] Win32

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 10:49:10 +0100

On 24 Oct 2005, at 23:19, Martin Ebourne wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 21:19 +0100, Nick Knight wrote:
>> I think - is in svn now. I haven't tested a check out or build  
>> though!!!
> Well it certainly seems to be in there. Including the whole of boost!
> Am I right in thinking you only use boost to provide the regex  
> library,
> as a substitute for unix regex?
> Maybe you've already discussed this with Ben, but I feel that  
> including
> the whole of boost inside box is not the right thing to be doing here.
> It's too large a dependency to be incorporated and it's got a very
> stable interface too, so there's not really any need.

I think it's too large as well. It would be much nicer to make it  
optional, and perhaps use something like pcre which is small(ish) and  
readily available as a pre-build dll. Perhaps even going as far as  
dynamically loading the pcre library if it's available, and disabling  
this functionality if it's not.

In the meantime, can we remove boost? regexes aren't that important  
really, at least for the next stage of getting the port integrated  
into the tree.