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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-24 04:17:14

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Johan Nilsson wrote:


>> Boost.C++ is a foundation for developers to build their own
>> application and/or libraries, right - so: Are there any developers
>> that do _not_ use the debug builds of the libraries?
> Do you regularly debug C++ Boost? Most bug reports I see do not even
> include a backtrace, not to mention pinpointing specific wrong line
> in code.

I regularly debug _into_ C++ Boost (when I'm forced to debug, that is). I
don't debug Boost C++ per se, even if it has happened; e.g. when I ran into
some problems with Boost.Thread.

I don't wan't do mix debug and release variants (it's most often not even
possible), and during development I'm working with debug versions
approximately 90+ percent of the time.

> Note also that nowdays, many folks build Boost because it's dependency
> of some other application -- in which case it's even less likely
> the person would like to debug C++ Boost.

And what are the chances that this "minimal build" is the exact build that
the other application depends on?

IMHO, if another application depends on the Boost libraries, that
application's development team should also provide an instruction on how to
get/install its dependencies.

/ Johan

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