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From: Gary_Gale_at_[hidden]
Date: 2002-12-19 10:05:21

> I don't think that we can work around this by defining
> _XOPEN_SOURCE in the
> boost headers: it would imply that the boost headers would have to be
> included before any other header, or nasty things will happen :-(
> I guess we could check for the _XOPEN_SOURCE value in
> posix_features.hpp as
> well as for _XOPEN_VERSION, maybe this is the right thing to
> do for all
> Unixes, I don't know, anyone any ideas?
> John Maddock

Thanks for the feedback John,

I agree that posix_features.h is the logical place to put this, although it
would still have to be conditionalised for linux and for gcc < version 3.

Providing it can be ensured that boost/config.hpp is included before
pthread.h then something along the lines of

#if defined(__linux) || defined(__linux__) || defined(linux)
#if defined(__GNUC__) && (__GNUC__ < 3)
#define _XOPEN_SOURCE 500
#define __USE_UNIX98 1

should do the trick, as it's basically duplicating what's already in
features.h if _XOPEN_SOURCE is defined; although it's a rather unlovely way
of getting around this.

Seeing as this needs to be constrained to linux and to a specific version of
gcc we shouldn't have any issues with other flavours of *nix being affected
although views from users of other Linux distros, such as Mandrake, SUSE and
Debian to name but a few, would be welcome at this point.


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