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From: Ulrich Eckhardt (uli_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-07 00:00:47

On Monday 04 April 2005 17:51, Stefan Slapeta wrote:
> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
> > Does anybody know a reliable way to workaround this? Why _WIN32_WINNT
> > isn't defined by default? Could we define it in Jamfiles or Boost.Build
> > sources?
> The problem is that if you define it, the code will not execute on Win95
> (at least for _WIN32_WINNT=4; higher values have more restrictions, of
> course). I don't know if there's really a huge problem with this.

Using that inside a library would make the lib unusable on win95 though. Much
better is the approach taken for (IIRC) TryLockMutex in the threads library:
try to retrieve a function pointer at runtime via GetProcAddress().

Also an idea:

namespace boost{
  // wrapper around platform specific means to detect and activate a debugger
  namespace debugger {
    // detect presence
    bool present();
    // create a break to enter the debugger
    void enter();

/** special versions as macros that enter the debugger at the point of use and
not inside debugger::enter(), if available. Purely for debugging convenience.
#if __x86
// enter debugger via int13
# define BOOST_DEBUG_BREAK int13()
// default
# define BOOST_DEBUG_BREAK ::boost::debugger::enter()


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