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Subject: Re: [boost] [log] [asio] Conflicting default configs
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-31 04:38:45

On Tuesday 31 March 2015 20:05:42 Gavin Lambert wrote:
> On 31/03/2015 13:41, Niall Douglas wrote:
> > On 31 Mar 2015 at 1:54, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> >> 1. Introduce an inline ABI namespace in Boost.ASIO, much like the one I
> >> have in Boost.Log. The namespace name would depend on
> >> BOOST_ASIO_DISABLE_THREAD_KEYWORD_EXTENSION and other macros that affect
> >> binary compatibility. This would be my preferred solution, although I'm
> >> not
> >> sure how fast and easy it can be implemented.
> >
> > Why don't you just use standalone ASIO internally? It has a different
> > ABI, and I believe is expected to not interact with Boost.ASIO.
> >
> > The internal copy can be generated using Chris's special "include all
> > of ASIO" magic file. Just fire it through a bit of python which
> > implements only the #include directive or use a STL excluding
> > preprocessor to generate a single file including all of standalone
> > ASIO.
> If you can tweak the namespace it uses to be something inside boost::log
> rather than whatever it defaults to, that should help avoid collisions
> between Boost.Log and either Boost.Asio or the user using standalone
> ASIO themselves.

Hmm, this made me thinking if I could #include Boost.ASIO headers inside a
namespace. Sounds hackish and certainly not the expected use case by ASIO
developers, but it could work.

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