Subject: Re: [boost] [config] Why don't 32-bit and 64-bit Windows DLL's have different names?
From: Joshua Boyce (raptorfactor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-30 11:35:29
This is actually one of my personal 'pet peeves'. Can we please add an
option to 'fix' this? It makes deploying Boost with your application more
difficult than it otherwise needs to be...
I'm happy to take the time to throw together a patch if need be, but I
figure it's a relatively trivial fix for somebody more experienced with
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:21 AM, Vladimir Prus <vladimir_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
> > A C++ committee library working group member just asked me why Boost
> > 32-bit and 64-bit Windows DLL's don't have different names.
> > I couldn't remember; could someone please explain?
> I suppose the answer is that:
> (i) back then when the scheme was settled, 64-bit Windows was rare
> (ii) folks often switch between debug/release builds so that's
> encoded in name. folks much less often switch between 32 and 64
> bits, on the same machine.
> Vladimir Prus
> Mentor Graphics
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