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Subject: Re: [boost] Mixing different versions of Boost libs in a single process
From: Grund, Holger (Holger.Grund_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-27 04:25:39

> I don't know how bcp manage with symbols with C linkage, but it seems
> rather
> difficult to make the difference between the ones defined by boost and
> the
> others without a prefix.
Agreed, it's hard to by looking at the sources. But you can easily work out a lot of things from the binaries and debug information.

> Not that I'm aware. It would be great if the inspection program could
> detect
> this kind of naming issues.
I guess, what I'd like to see is some effort to make sure that this use case is considered. I wouldn't be too surprised to learn that whoever put things in the graphml_reader namespace simply wasn't aware of the consequences for binary compatibility.

> This test could also be added to the bcp tool, but I think that the
> tools
> are not used in the regression tests now.
I don't really insist on the regression tests. But some kind of mechanism to ensure the potential problems are raised would be great.

> I'm sure that if you could provide a Jamfile that test these possible
> issues, the Boost community will find a way to include it in the
> regression
> tests.
That would be great. Let me see what I can come up with.

> I think the first thing you can do is to create Trac tickets for the
> issues
> you have found.
Will do. Thanks!


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