Subject: Re: [boost] [exception] is static only?
From: Daniel Pfeifer (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-23 01:17:02
2012/8/22 Emil Dotchevski <emildotchevski_at_[hidden]>:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 6:58 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]>
>> >> Is it necessary that exception builds only static libs? On many
>> >> architectures,
>> >> this would limit it's usefulness.
>> > Boost Exception is a header-only lib, except for the non-intrusive
>> > exception_ptr support that is provided for some MSVC versions, which is
>> > by default.
>> Then I'm confused. When I build using:
>> bjam cxxflags=-march=native -sHAVE_ICU=1 -sEXPAT_INCLUDE=/usr -
>> sEXPAT_LIBPATH=/usr/lib64 --layout=tagged threading=single,multi
>> on fedora 17 x86_64, I got:
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 nbecker nbecker 1662 Aug 21 10:34 libboost_exception.a
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 nbecker nbecker 1662 Aug 21 10:44 libboost_exception-mt.a
> Right, you don't need to link to this library. It's needed only if you
> #define BOOST_ENABLE_NON_INTRUSIVE_EXCEPTION_PTR which you probably do not,
> and certainly should not on Fedora, because the non-intrusive exception_ptr
> support is currently implemented only on some versions of MSVC.
Does that mean that the compilation of boost_exception could/should be
disabled for compilers other than MSVC?
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