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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.DLL formal review is ongoing
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-07 14:36:09

2015-07-07 18:52 GMT+03:00 Fletcher, John P <j.p.fletcher_at_[hidden]>:

> This is where I had problems. I went to the section "Getting Started" in
> the manual. This I found confusing as it did not contain a simple
> example. It also contained this statement
> "To start with the library you only need to include <boost/dll.hpp>
> header."
> which is not true for the getting started example which uses the
> boost_filesystemand boost_system libraries.
> Also, the first example here is a C++11 export, so I jumped to the (wrong)
> conclusion that C++11 is needed.
> Some of that is my fault, but I think that "Getting Started" should be
> rewritten to be clear for someone wanting to build a small example.
> It would also help for that small example to make clear that the main code
> and the library need to be compiled separately. It would help to have a
> pointer to where to find how to build a linkable library for different
> compilers and systems, though I realise having all that information for
> different systems is too much to ask.
> There is a certain amount of advice on how to compile for Linux, including
> some compiler flags. It would be very helpful if that could be gathered in
> one location so that all of it can be applied.

Thanks for multiple hints on how to improve the documents. You're not the
first who dislikes the "Getting started" section, it requires a good

Best regards,
Antony Polukhin

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