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Subject: Re: [boost] Problems building Boost libraries for Windows Store when C++/CX is involved
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-05 15:44:15

On 05-Oct-15 6:53 PM, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 05.10.2015 12:48, Mikael Olenfalk wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am working on porting the boost libraries we depend on to winrt, most
>> porting is rather straightforward (basically switch from win32 apis which
>> are 20 years old to apis which are 15 years old :D ).
>> However I have hit a bit of a problem when compiling Boost.Log. Boost.Log
>> depends on Boost.Asio which uses C++/CX to call some of the newer Store
>> APIs (Windows::Networking and friends).
>> When I build I get these errors:
>> compile-c-c++
>> ..\..\..\bin.v2\libs\log\build\msvc-14.0\debug\log-api-winnt\threading-multi\windows-api-store\dump_ssse3.obj
>> dump_ssse3.cpp
>> ..\..\..\libs\log\src\dump_ssse3.cpp: fatal error C1107: could not find
>> assembly 'platform.winmd': please specify the assembly search path using
>> /AI or by setting the LIBPATH environment variable
> dump_ssse3.cpp (as well as other dump*.cpp files) are not related to Boost.ASIO or networking in general. I don't think
> the error above is related to Boost.ASIO.
> That said, I'm quite far from modern Windows development currently and I don't understand the error. I have no idea what
> an assembly or platform.winmd in particular is. The code in dump_ssse3.cpp uses compiler intrinsics to generate
> SSSE3-optimized x86 code, so maybe there's some limitation about using the intrinsics.


I don't believe this error has anything to do with Boost.Log or content of dump_sse3.cpp at all - it's emitted pretty
much any time when cl.exe is passed /ZW switch (which asks to 'link' to Windows Runtime things), and these
Windows Runtime things are not found in search paths.

- Volodya

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