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Subject: Re: [boost] cygwin API: posix or windows
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-06 16:46:36

vicente.botet wrote:
> while trying to make Boost.System and Boost.Chrono
> configurable header only libs we need to include windows.h on
> some include files. To avoid the inclusion of this intrusive
> file, we decided sometime ago to include some files in
> detail/win that will present just the needed interfaces.
> In my humble opinion cygwin is a wrapper of posix intefaces
> under windows OS. So, boost libraries shouldn't use Windows
> interfaces when working under cygwin.

We don't use cygwin for our Windows code. Can the POSIX support be installed and used without running in cygwin? If not, this is a non-starter. If so, then it would be another burden to use such Boost libraries, though perhaps it's simple enough to arrange.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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