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Subject: Re: [boost] Testing -fno-rtti builds (was: [function] function_base.hpp:220: error: cannot use typeid with -fno-rtti)
From: Doug Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-08 13:17:53

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Emil Dotchevski
<emildotchevski_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Doug Gregor <doug.gregor_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>>> Does boost::function not support -fno-rtti by design (linux/gcc 4.1.3)?
>>> target, target_type, and contains require typeid. I suppose that in
>>> principle these could be disabled.
>> Yes, it's possible, and I'd certainly accept a patch that did so.
> Someone correct me if I'm doing it wrong, but for example the
> RTTI-less and typeid-less configurations of Boost Exception, the
> library I'm maintaining, are tested only by me on my own computer, and
> I'm only testing them with MSVC and a single version of linux/gcc.
> Shouldn't the automatic trunk/release tests handle these, as well as
> other supported configurations?
> I guess what I'm saying is, I can make a patch to make boost::function
> work without RTTI, but I'm certainly not up to running those tests
> too. :)

I'm sure you can teach bjam to build a test using the appropriate
extra flags for each compiler, but I don't recall how to do so. Then
we could put that test in with the rest of Boost.Function's tests.

  - Doug

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