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From: William E. Kempf (wekempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-26 09:38:45

David Brownell said:
> I am curious as to why the new version of the Thread library does not
> provide a static library in the 1.30 version of boost. After reading
> some initial posts, I have seen references to thread local storage, but
> haven't seen anything that documents why this makes a static library
> impossible. All thing considered, I find a static library is much more
> desirable than a dll.

It has been discussed numerous times on this list, as well as on the Users
list. TLS cleanup can only be done on the Win32 platform with code in the
thread itself (which won't work for threads created outside of
Boost.Threads) or with code in DllMain.

William E. Kempf

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