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Subject: Re: [boost] [Build] How to find a library (ICU)?
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-22 02:37:32

> Is _d prefix actually needed? That is:
> - is linking to release version of ICU gonna cause problems
> due to
> ABI changes?
> - is _d prefix used by official distribution of ICU?
> If so, it's easy to change.

Yes, icu release links to MSVC90.DLL and icu debug to MSVC90D.DLL
and this is very bad idea to link an application to both
MSVC90.DLL **and** MSVC90D.DLL (I spend few weeks trying to figure
out where is the problem and why my application does not start).

And this is not "_d" prefix but rather "d" -> icuuc.lib/icuucd.lib
and this is for MSVC builds only.

> I recommend you wait for a week. While it's certainly
> possible to
> improve ICU autodetection for your library, an convenient
> and consistent
> interface for such checks was one of my goals for 1.43 and
> is being
> designed right now.

Ok this is very good. Because without such checks Boost.Build
is quite... underpowered.

> You would use <include>whatever or
> <library-path>whatever in the requirements
> of Jamroot, or in project-config.jam

Ok, so meanwhile I'll add explicit parameters to bjam.


P.S.: To be honest... This is second build system I learn for last
several month. I was quite frustrated by moving to CMake from autotools
just in order to add MSVC support... I really hope that Boost.Build
would be little bit simpler after my frustration with CMake.


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