Subject: Re: [boost] [threads] making parts of Boost.Threads header-only
From: Schrader, Glenn (gschrad_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-09 16:04:23
> On Apr 09, 2009 12:22 PM, Christopher Jefferson wrote:
> On 8 Apr 2009, at 23:05, Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Schrader, Glenn <gschrad_at_[hidden]>
> > wrote:
> >> Even so, using the libraries isn't painless. One of the things that
> >> I don't like is that depending on how a build is configured the
> >> file names might or might not be mangled with the gcc version. It
> >> would be really nice if there were something like a pkg-config file
> >> that could be queried to find the names to link in for a given
> >> install.
> > The problem you're talking about applies only if the library is not
> > built from sources, and building the Thread library from sources is
> > rather painless. Just grab the cpps and throw them in your build
> > system, that's about it.
> That assumes you aren't trying to distribute your code to people who
> might have different versions of boost installed. In that case,
> pulling part of boost into your build tree isn't going to work.
That is exactly the case that I have. Different users have different boost versions and they don't all build them the same way.
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