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From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-02 09:06:00

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> David Deakins wrote:
>>> Windows CE does not supply the ANSI version of FormatMessage (only
>>> FormatMessageW). The attached patch substitutes FormatMessageW-based
>>> code in this case.
>> I've applied the patch, but am concerned about the name of the
>> For clarity, I'd prefer the name indicate that this is a Windows
>> workaround. Perhaps BOOST_NO_WINDOWS_ANSI_API?
>> Is this something used by other libraries? If it is specific to
>> Boost.System, I'd prefer BOOST_SYSTEM_NO_WINDOWS_ANSI_API.
> Hum... Wouldn't it be better to use the _WIN32_WCE predefined macro?
> That way the user doesn't have to configure anything.

BOOST_NO_ANSI_APIS is a boost config macro from

It is used by the boost.thread as well as Boost.System, and maybe others.


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