C++0x Forward Enum Declarations Cut Down Compilation Time and Dependencies
Aug 13, 2009, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The problem: Your project has an enum type containing hundreds
of machine-generated enumerators that change frequently. You must
provide a complete definition of that enum in every translation
unit, even if the compiler seemingly doesn't need the complete
definition of the enum.
The solution: Replace complete definitions of enum types with
forward enum declarations where possible."