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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-10 16:23:55

"Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote in message

>>> Yes, but I mean that it's possible to have:
>>> - UTF, that is build either as static lib or DLL and does *not*
>>> have any main function.
>>> - Small static library that contains stock definition of main.
>> No. This is not going to be acceptable IMO.
> Why? Is there some problem I've overlooked?

It's unacceptable for Boost.Test users outside of Boost.

>>> So, when using UTF DLL, user must "just" link to an extra library, which
>>> might be simpler than defining macroses.
>> Why? How is it easier?
> Adding one library to link link is easier that modifying sources for a
> every
> test program.

There still a change that needs to be done in either Jamfile or source file

>>> And importantly, Boost.Build V2
>>> can make this transparent for all Boost.Test users inside Boost.
>> Not everybody are using Boost.Build.
> I was talking about Boost.Test users inside Boost; of them all use
> Boost.Build.

Yes. But Boost.Test is used outside of Boost either

>> IMO the issue is not that significant. In a long term Boost.Test users
>> should switch to auto generated test tree and this case is easily
>> supported in both builds. Conversion in 95% of the cases is
>> straightforward and simple to do.
> Sure, but I if nobody does nothing, then in a year from now most tests in
> Boost will still be linking to Boost.Test statically.

 My point is that we couldn't make this change in general. That doesn't mean
that we couldn't introduce something boost internals specific.


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