Is Asio Boost dependent?

You know, it’s really strange that Asio itself provides non-Boost examples that require Boost.Date_Time in order to run them. Even more so, not being able to compile the examples even with the ASIO_STANDALONE flag makes me think that Asio doesn’t care about its own independence.

Boost is quite a large library. Downloading the entire thing can take quite awhile. It makes me wonder that if somebody were to make any libraries based on Boost, would it be okay? And what about dealing with Boost-like libraries that become standard libraries and then their compatibility?

It’s not too bad, it’s just a mild inconvenience with maybe some future noticeable effects.



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