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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-23 15:51:31

Douglas Gregor wrote:
> 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

Volodya pointed out that that might be misleading of me since I made a
usual assumption. What I meant was: multi-threaded, shared, release.
Meaning shared libraries, and hence shared runtime.

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

No. That would involve changes to the auto-linking code which would
cause a cascade of failures, and not just in our own testing. We

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

What we can do for Unix is to make the untagged symlinks point to the
default variant. That way the simple default usage on Unix does the

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