Subject: Re: [boost] [Config] Multiple versions of Boost
From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-12 21:51:43
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Sohail Somani <sohail_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> But also, if someone asks you to integrate a statically linked library
>> that used a version of the standard library different from the one you
>> were using, what would you do? :)
> But seriously, there are N different standard libraries with multiple
> versions whereas there is only one Boost with multiple versions. Fixing
> the problem for Boost solves it on all compilers. There is nothing you
> could do to solve the problem for the standard library that wouldn't
> require you to repeat the same steps in the next update of the compiler.
> Not only that but I don't normally build the C++ standard library as
> part of my build. Boost, I do.
My point was that besides different Boost versions, there are too many
other reasons why a pre-built library won't link with your code. Isn't
this type of problem solved by distributing N builds of the library
-or- distributing the source code?
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