Subject: Re: [boost] [boost, config, context, log, 1.58] address-model and architecture detection
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-25 05:18:06
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> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov
> Sent: 24 April 2015 17:40
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> Subject: Re: [boost] [boost, config, context, log, 1.58] address-model and architecture detection
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Right, Boost does not have a way to identify whether binaries are
> > 32-bit or 64-bit, but most other C++ libraries don't have either, so
> > it should present the same problems for users, and build tools.
> The minimum acceptable standard would be for
> b2 address-model=32,64 stage
> to work under Windows. Whether this is done via separate directories or separate names is up to
us; so far
> people seem to prefer separate directories, but either way is good enough. Typically, separate
> are more convenient because one only needs to change the library path to switch between 32/64;
> separate names however are more convenient when autolinking, in which case nothing needs to
> and we already encode build settings into the name on Windows.
Autolinking is *very* convenient and would be badly missed.
If and how does autolinking work with separate directories ?
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