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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-06 09:49:29

John Maddock wrote:

> There may still be issues with BOOST_DISABLE_WIN32 causing binary
> incompatibity between object files compiled with and without it (I
> think it might with regex, but haven't fully checked).
> The problem is we've never really supported this: it's always been a
> "use the same options everywhere" policy.

True. But the problem here is that this is a legitimate scenario for not
using the same options everywhere. Typically, when protability is desired,
all code that uses <windows.h> is isolated into a translation unit or two,
and the rest of the code base is compiled with /Za. So the fact that
<windows.h> will not compile is a feature in this case; it shows people that
someone has introduced a Windows dependency in the portable code.

We can't support this scenario if our libraries test for /Za and do
something different because of ODR violations. We can leave
BOOST_DISABLE_WIN32 as a user macro and not have the config system set it.
Or we can just make the libraries not test for BOOST_DISABLE_WIN32, if
that's feasible. Since bjam doesn't set /Za, they will build fine; as long
as they don't include <windows.h> in their headers, and they must never do
so, they will be usable with or without /Za.

I think.

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