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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-21 10:46:21

"John Maddock" <jm_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > I may have missed a discussion here but there is a problem creating any
> > exported interfaces for VC7 using wchar_t. The problem involves the fact
> > that VC7 actually supports two different types for wchar_t, the previous
> > typedefed type and the C++ standard native type. The end user chooses
> which
> > type he wants to use by either specifying the /Zc:wchar_t compiler
> > or its appropriate equivalent in the IDE, or not.
> Basically this is one of many compiler switches that cause link
> incompatibility, others may cause binary incompatibility, sorry I know
> a mess, but blame the compiler writers...

Is the official Boost position on this, if there is one, to build such
libraries without the /Zc:wchar_t switch and tell the end user that he must
do the same if he wants to use the Boost library ?

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