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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-17 14:47:12

I can't speak to the mingw problems, but nobody at Boost has displayed any
interest in supporting MSVC 5. I suggest you try MSVC6sp4


----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Henderson" <chenderson_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 12:42 PM
Subject: [boost] Boost.Threads compilation problems

I am very interested in the new Boost.Threads library and have downloaded
the zip to experiment. I cannot compile the test program 'thread_test.cpp'
or example 'monitor.cpp' in either MSVC5.0 or gcc 2.95.2 with mingw32.

MSVC5.0 fails with
threads\boost\xlock.hpp(61) : fatal error C1001: INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR
I have turned off the usual Enable Minimal Rebuild and related options and
am compiling with a minimum set of options now.

The config.hpp does not define BOOST_HAS_THREADS for gcc, so I tried
compiling with gcc -DBOOST_HAS_THREADS but with no joy.
(As an aside, I am new to gcc and cannot get the error output to go anywhere
other than the console. This console scrolls too fast and I cannot read the
errors !! Any help would be appreciated.)

Can anybody supply a gcc makefile or MSVC project/make file to give me a
starting point please ?

Craig Henderson

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