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Subject: Re: [boost] [context] asm_context_sources breaking regression testing for WinCE
From: David Deakins (ddeakins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-02 23:23:15

On 12/2/2012 10:10 AM, Oliver Kowalke wrote:
>> The _M_IX86 is not defined.
> do you compile for ARM vor X86?
>> However, I am actually less concerned about whether or not Boost.Context
> is functional on WinCE/ARM. What doesn't seem right is that Boost.Context
> is aborting the entire regression test sequence by generating a run-time
> error in the jamfilile.
> the jam file dos not special things, it provides only the alternatives. you
> can specify --without-context in order to exclude context from build.

This problem is actually occurring as part of the automated trunk
regression testing, not a local build, so it is slightly more
inconvenient to specifically exclude this library from the test suite.

However, I think there is a fairly simple fix to allow the build of
Boost.Context to fail gracefully in the event that the architecture is
unsupported. Supplying a default 'fall back' alias for
asm_context_sources to be used when no other alias matches should keep
the Boost.Build file from throwing an hard error. Please see the
attached patch.


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