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Subject: Re: [boost] Some library dependency and auto liker issues
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-20 16:59:56

On Monday 20 August 2012 21:55:55 Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> Le 20/08/12 18:44, Andrey Semashev a écrit :
> >
> > I think Boost.Thread always depends on Boost.DateTime, at least on
> > Windows. I see it includes Boost.DateTime in src/win32/thread.cpp.
> Yes, but it uses only inline functions.
> > I think, the dependency on Boost.DateTime should be in the Jamfile of
> > Boost.Thread. This way the build system will know that Boost.DateTime
> > should also be compiled when Boost.Thread builds.
> An the dependency in on inline functions, I suspect that others than you
> will request that Boost.Thread don't link with Boost.DateTime. Note that
> currently, everything is OK without linking with.

Well, I would add the dependency anyway. I didn't verify but doesn't MSVC
auto-link Boost.DateTime to Boost.Thread just because of the header include?

Anyway, if you're certain you want to avoid the dependency then there are two
solutions. The simplest one, as you suggested, is to add a note to the docs.
Another solution is to make Boost.DateTime inclusion optional, much like it is
with Boost.Chrono now. I'm personally fine with either one.

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