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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-13 07:16:32

Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Before I state my opinion, note that:
> 1. I don't use Boost for "real" work, just to make other (potential)
> Boost libraries
> 2. The only mandatory-source Boost component I use is the test library.
> With the whole Boost-build sub-project and the recent thread about "Draft
> Tutorial / Guidelines for Authors of Boost Libraries Containing Separate
> Source," I guess that a lot of users set up Boost as a _separate_ library,
> either static or a DLL.
> Is that really necessary?

Yes. Boost.Python must be built as a DLL in order to enable one of
its most important features: collaboration among multiple extension

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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