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Most of the external header guards now removed from the OOo source tree.

While updating the OOo coding standards in late 2006, especially the IncGuards item sparked some discussion about why not removing all those existing external guards. Kendy quickly came up with a removal script, but a few tests showed that builds using the old wntmsci10 (MSVC 2003) compiler became significantly slower (external header guards had originally been put there for performance reasons). Since Hamburg RelEng, as the main victim of increased build times, now switched to MSVC 2005, it’s about time to bin these warts – currently committing the bulk of the changes to CWS incguards01.