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From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-31 11:17:54

"James Talbut" <James.Talbut_at_[hidden]> writes:

> recursive_mutex.hpp include windows.h, which includes winsock.h.
> asio.hpp barfs if winsock.h has been included.
> Clearly it's not boost's fault that windows.h and winsock2.h have
> inclusion order problems, but this change will break code that currently
> uses them both.

The boost thread code only includes windows.h if BOOST_USE_WINDOWS_H is
defined. This is what is used in shared_ptr and interprocess to protect
<windows.h>, so shouldn't cause a problem.

Doing a grep for windows.h shows that it *is* included by the Boost date-time
library, which boost.thread now depends on. I've CCed this to Jeff, to see if
he can suggest a fix.


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