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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-30 08:42:33

David Abrahams wrote:
> Christoph Ludwig <cludwig_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> BTW, I was told that if boost/config.hpp is included before any system
> >> headers, it will still be able to use _REENTRANT to detect if -pthread
> >> was specified on the command line.
> >
> > That's correct AFAICT, but does not really help. There's already too
> > much code that includes system headers before any boost headers.
> If we're in the same situation as Python, which requires "python.h" be
> included before any system headers, it's a damn shame.

That's true.

> I don't
> understand all the reasons for this situation -- is it POSIX's fault?

No, it's gcc's fault. See

> Can we get them to fix this? AFAICT it's almost impossible to
> formulate consistent rules for using libraries together now. If
> someone wants to use python and boost together, what should she do?

She's out of luck, I'm afraid. We can only hope that gcc developers will fix
this, and I don't know how we can affect the issue's priority...

- Volodya

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