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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-24 08:40:05

> Hello,
> The trunk version of Boost.Serialization is having problems
> with all the DLL, non-wide char variants of MingW tests, see
> for instance . Although it's not
> apparent from the regression tests output (the messages are
> totally misguiding), my local tests indicate that the problem
> is related to the inability of boost_serialization (no w)
> to build due to some mising std::codecvt<wchar_t, char, int>
> member functions. This is expected as MingW is long known
> to have defective wide char support.
> The reason why current tests are failing when they were
> passing in Boost 1.34.1 is the seemingly inadvertent move
> of codecvt_null from WSOURCES to SOURCES in boost/libs
> serialization/build/Jamfile.v2:
> Trunk:
> Boost 1.34.1:
> codecvt_null.cpp deals exclusively with wchar_t functionality,
> so it need not be in boost_serialization, only in
> boost_wserialization. The attached patch corrects this. I've
> checked it locally in a MinGW installation and it makes
> (non-wide) serialization-dependent tests pass. OK to commit?

Please see and

My machine is tied up at present: can you double check that moving
codecvt_null.cpp to boost_wserialization breaks dll building of
Serialization with msvc? (I'm 99% sure it will do if the header is included
by any of the sources).

Then try Robert's suggestion of changing the export declaration to
BOOST_WARCHIVE_DECL and see if it works as expected: you'll probably need to
run the serialization regression tests with both msvc and mingw to be sure,
which may take a while :-(

HTH, John.

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