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Re: [Tooling] Modules

From: Bjarne Stroustrup <bjarne_at_[hidden]>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 09:23:59 -0500
On 2/1/2019 9:20 AM, Boris Kolpackov wrote:
> Titus Winters <titus_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> We've been doing explicit statements of the dependency chain for our
>> codebase for almost 20 years, and I've literally never heard a new hire (or
>> anyone else) say it is a "huge" burden.
> The question is to what degree. I am sure you don't require new
> hires to manually specify for each translation unit dependencies
> on headers it includes, transitively?
> But that would sure make for a nice hazing ritual.


Seriously, having manual dependency specification is inherently
error-prone (independent double specification always is), as well as
extra work. The fact that it is manageable for someone somewhere doesn't
change that. I suspect its a skills, productivity, and scaling issue.

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Received on 2019-02-01 15:24:03