Subject: Re: [boost] [config] Request for BOOST_SYMBOL_IMPORT_VISIBLE ?
From: Mostafa (mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-07 03:35:32
On Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:10:26 -0800, Mostafa
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:00:50 -0800, Alexander Arhipenko
> <arhipjan_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 2:37 AM, Mostafa
>> <mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> I propose the introduction of BOOST_SYMBOL_IMPORT_VISIBLE to
>>> that behaves like BOOST_SYMBOL_IMPORT in all cases except gcc (and like
>>> compilers?) where it expands to
>> The more elegant solution would be to have (as you are proposing)
>> macroses in boost.config. BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE is okay but it does
>> nothing on msvc.
> That's the problem I ran into. On msvc, it's ok if all you want to do is
> catch the exception outside of the defining dll, but if you want to
> the said exception and throw outside of the dll, then you need to
> export/import from the dll. It seems to me, from having gone back and
> read the discussion threads on this topic, that BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE was
> sort of a gcc specific addition to enable re-exporting exceptions from
> dso's. In the least, I believe that your proposal below should
> replace BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE, as it takes into account both gcc and msvc.
>> So, I propose to have 2 new macroses:
>> BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE_EXPORT//export "always" visible symbol from the
>> BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE_IMPORT//import "always" visible symbol to the
Though I suggest the names:
to emphasize that this macros should be only used with exceptions. Having
BOOST_SYMBOL_EXPORT and BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE_EXPORT is kind of confusing,
whereas the names BOOST_SYMBOL_EXPORT and BOOST_SYMBOL_EXCEPTION_EXPORT
are self-explanatory, I don't need the look up reference manual to figure
out what they do when I'm scanning code.
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