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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-09 15:07:36

Gennadiy Rozental wrote:

Gennadiy Rozental wrote:

> "Juergen Hunold" <hunold_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> > No. DLL Support is implemented. Boost.Test Jamfile is updated also
>> > to support this
>> But not Jamfile.v2
> Yes. That's right. I know nothing about Boost.Build V2 and never supported
> second file.
>> Please find test_build.Jamfile.v2 attached for enabling shared linking
>> using msvc and defining "BOOST_TEST_DYN_LINK=1" on all platforms for
>> shared linking. This makes the behaviour consistant on all platforms
>> which means you'll get similar errors on all platforms...
>> And also adding the missing usage requierements without nothing will
>> work at all :-))
> You also need to use <dll>... instead of <lib>.... I think

Not in V2.

>> > 1. What are the instructions for using Boost.Test DLL on Windows?
> Here are some extracts from docs I an working on:
> Building dynamic library
> First let's clarify that by dynamic library here (and further in the
> documentation) we mean dynamically loaded library (alternatively it's also
> called shared library). To build dynamic library you need to add
> BOOST_TEST_DYN_LINK to the list of defines in makefile. Note that the same
> flag BOOST_TEST_DYN_LINK needs to be defined during test module
> compilation for it to successfully link with dynamic library.


> Dynamically build version on the UTF supplies the test runner in a form
> of
> free function unit_test_main with the following signature:
> int unit_test_main( bool (*init_unit_test_func)(), int argc, char* argv[]
> );
> Unlike static library case, function main() implementation couldn't
> reside
> in a library code for portability reasons. Instead it's supplied as part
> of unit_test.hpp header and included in case if BOOST_TEST_MAIN or
> BOOST_TEST_MODULE flags are defined during compilation, while
> BOOST_TEST_NO_MAIN is not. Notice that if multiple test files in test
> module include unit_test.hpp, BOOST_TEST_MAIN/ BOOST_TEST_MODULE should be
> defined only in one of them.

Does BOOST_INCLUDE_MAIN work as well?


1. What about prg_exec_monitor? It's built as DLL by Jamfile, what are the
usage conditions for it?

2. Why test_exec_monitor is provided only as static library?

>> - can we provide a (maybe special) target which will automagically
>> provide a "main" when linking to the shared libraries ?
> Please read above and let me know if your questions still persist.

It think the question is still reasonable. Can you have *static* library
called unit_test_framework_main that would contain the stock definition of
the 'main' function?

- Volodya

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