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Subject: Re: [boost] Library names in system layout on linux
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-07 17:06:23

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> vicente.botet wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> we had discussion about the library names that are produced
>>> on Linux, with --layout system:
>>> Two person who package Boost for different Linuxes participated,
>>> and I think we've agreed on some changes that will make them,
>>> and hopefully linux users, a bit happier. Now, with --layout=system,
>>> the libraries are named like this:
>>> The proposal is to:
>>> 1. Drop 'mt', since most libraries are built with MT on Linux, and don't
>>> use such special decorations.
>> How will you name the single threaded version?
> The same -- like it is done on Linux.

I'm not quite happy with this. I assume, other libraries don't have the
configuration flexibility which boost has, therefore reduced mangling is
sufficient for them. With boost it can lead to subtle problems when an
application begins using the wrong library. This small suffix doesn't
complicate the name too much, so I'd like it to be there. As an
alternative, we could drop 'mt', but introduce 'st' in single-threaded

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