Subject: Re: [boost] Automating the header compilation check. was :[thread]1.36 thread.hpp compilation problem
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-05 13:53:39
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Automating the header compilation check. was
:[thread]1.36 thread.hpp compilation problem
> vicente.botet wrote:
>>> in my developement I use to include some tests that check that a
>>> header file compiles. Other boost developers do the same. How this
>>> is done now?
>>> We write a .cpp file including the header file
>>> // check_header1_compiles.cpp
>>> #include <boost/header1.hpp>
>>> and add it to the list of compile test
>>> test-suite LIB_inclusion :
>>> [ compile check_header1_compiles.cpp : : ]
>>> [ compile check_header2_compiles.cpp : : ]
>>> [ compile check_headerN_compiles.cpp : : ]
>>> Even if this is simple, the creation of the file is tedious. Do you
>>> know a simple way to do it?
> No, I've done this by hand in the past, and it's *very* tedious.
> BTW, it's not sufficient to simply include the header: if the header
> contains templates, then you also need to instantiate those templates to
> ensure everything they use is visible to them. Not sure how one would
> automate that :-(
Right, it is not enough, but it is already useful.
When the developper wants to check the template instantiation with
archetypes he/she will do it explicitly, so there is no problem.
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