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From: Douglas Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-23 14:32:58

On Oct 23, 2007, at 12:56 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:

> The topic of what gets built "out of the box" came up again, this time
> on IRC. Some background... In the past we have gone the route of
> building as much as possible when users do the manual Boost
> build+install. That approach has gotten us a rather distressing
> reputation of building being a real pain, mostly because it takes a
> long
> time to build. But also because it generates a dizzying array of
> library
> files and hence people have a hard time understanding what to link to.
> The old real way to "solve" this is to reduce the number of
> variants we
> build by default. So the current favorite is to only build:
> * multi-threaded, shared runtime, release

Good. Will the names of the resulting libraries be mangled or not?

Mangling those names seems like a good idea on Windows, not such a
good idea on *nix.

        - Doug

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