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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-31 09:32:25

At 04:49 PM 3/28/2005, Caleb Epstein wrote:
>On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:32:02 -0500, Caleb Epstein
><caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:57:25 -0500, Caleb Epstein
>> <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> > The file "operations_posix_windows.cpp" in the filesystem library
>> > defines the macro _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 in an attempt to enable large
>> > file support on POSIX platforms. Unfortunately, this definition
>> > too late for it to work properly on Solaris, so Boost.Filesystem
>> > incorrectly reports that large file support is unavailable (cf.
>> >
>> >
>> > The _FILE_OFFSET_BITS macro definition needs to happen before the
>> > inclusion of <sys/types.h>, but this system header is being pulled in
>> > courtesy of <boost/config.hpp> which is included by
>> > <boost/filesystem/config.hpp>. I'm attaching the output of g++ -H on
>> > this file which lists header files as they are included, along with a
>> > nesting depth so you can see what is going on.
>> >
>> > Can this macro definition just be moved before any other includes? I
>> > think it should be harmless on any non-POSIX platform. I think
>> > defining it before ANY header is included or on the compiler
>> > command-line is the only way for to make this work reliably.
>> I've received no reply to this bug report, so I'm following up and
>Another week passes and no reply. Anyone home? This should be a
>really simple fix.

OK, changed in CVS for both the main trunk and the i18n branch.

The slowdown is simply that 99% of the filesystem effort is currently going
into the i18n effort.


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