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Subject: Re: [boost] [serialization] Linker errors in trunk
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-08 13:38:25

I havn't ignored this. I've just been busy with other stuff. Is there a
reason that an anomoly which doesn't affect the trunk testing is urgent?

Robert Ramey

Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>>>> Ok, I solved it. The MS header file excpt.h has a
>>>> #define exception_code _exception_code
>>>> which leads to problems if not consistently included. Doh! What a
>>>> mess.
>>>> The bottom line is, that archive_exception.cpp needs to be compiled
>>>> with exactly the same windows headers included (excpt.h gets
>>>> included by windows.h) as any sources including
>>>> archive_exception.hpp, which is
>>>> generally not possible to ensure.
>>>> The only fail-proof way I could see is to always have
>>>> #if defined(BOOST_WINDOWS)
>>>> #include <excpt.h>
>>>> #endif
>>>> inside archive_exception.hpp, globally mapping exception_code to
>>>> _exception_code. Patch attached.
>>>> Ok to commit?
>> Hmmm - let's think about this a little bit. We could
>> change "exception_code" to something else. I don't
>> think it would break user code since user code
>> might refer to the enum member names rather than
>> the "exception_code".
> Any news?
> Regards Hartmut
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