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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-22 08:31:24

Sujay Ghosh wrote:
> Hello Users ,
> I am new to Boost , and I would like to use it for my upcoming project.
> I need to know whether Boost libraries is o/s dependent . How do I acheive
> that , is there any preprocessor that does the neccessary, like
> # ifdef _UNIX_
> // do the necessary for the OS
> # endif
> # ifdef _WIN32_
> // do the necessary for the OS
> # endif

Did you bother reading the documentation? The very first sentence on says "The Boost web site provides free peer-reviewed
portable C++ source libraries". Please, also read the answers to
frequently asked questions at

After doing that you might be interested in reading the Boost.Config
documentation at This
documentation explains how Boost internally manages OS and compiler

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