Subject: Re: [boost] [boost.build] should we not define _SECURE_SCL=0 by default for all msvc toolsets
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-04 10:42:26
Neil Groves skrev:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Thorsten Ottosen <
> thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Is there are reason why we do not compile with this flag set by default?
>> Are there any users of Boost out there which actually wants the securuty
>> mode turned on?
> I personally prefer to have _SECURE_SCL=0 in Release builds too. For users
> that also have to build against other libraries that are provided as
> precompiled binaries that use the MSVC defaults this would break things. The
> _SECURE_SCL setting changes the ABI.
>> If not, then I suggest that we change the build settings.
> I think it would be ok to allow both options, but probably the default
> should equal the Microsoft default with an easy way to opt-out of the
But AFAIK, even the prebuilt binaries that you get from Boost Consulting
are built with _SECURE_SCL=0.
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