From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-05 08:02:02
OK, I'm convinced!
David Abrahams, C++ library designer for hire
C++ Booster (http://www.boost.org)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Markus Schoepflin" <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 4:57 AM
Subject: [boost] Re: jam question
> --- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_r...> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Thomas Witt" <witt_at_i...>
> > > If we have some kind of smart name deduction, shouldn't it be
> > > on windows?
> > It's hard for me to say just what it should be. Your suggestion is
> > easy to implement, if the consensus is that it's right. Do you feel
> > that you have hit on the right approach?
> > -Dave
> Unix developers are used to just say -lm if they want libm.a. Windows
> developers (at least MSVC users) are used to explicitly say
> kernel32.lib or user32.lib. In other words, unix developers are used
> to smart name deduction, windows developers are not.
> On the other hand, if the build system supports windows and unix
> platforms, you should be able to say <find-library>foo and it works
> for unix and windows.
> As LINK.EXE doesn't do any file name magic when looking for a file
> (at least I couldn't find anything in the documentation) I think we
> should append the lib extension.
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