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From: Craig Henderson (chenderson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-17 15:05:29

I hadn't realised MSVC5 was unsupported. It certainly explains all the
problems I've been having. If I can't get gcc to compile Boost code and link
that to MSVC5 object files, then I
may have to abandon Boost ;(
That would be a real shame.


----- Original Message -----
From: David Abrahams <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Threads compilation problems

> 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
> -Dave
> ----- 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
> other than the console. This console scrolls too fast and I cannot read
> errors !! Any help would be appreciated.)
> Can anybody supply a gcc makefile or MSVC project/make file to give me a
> starting point please ?
> Cheers
> Craig Henderson
> chenderson_at_[hidden]
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