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Subject: Re: [boost] [uuid] PR to remove auto-linking to advapi32 when BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB is defined
From: Rob Stewart (rstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-09-15 13:17:32

On September 15, 2016 12:19:01 PM EDT, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM, Edward Diener
> <eldiener_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> > I don't know how to resolve a PR for uuid (
> > id/pull/11 ). If a library exists only as a DLL and not as a static
> > library should BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB still be considered in effect ?
> >
> > My viewpoint is 'no' but the person who created the PR believes that
> the
> > BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB config macro should turn off any #pragma
> auto-linking in
> > code even when their is no other way to use a library other than as
> a
> > shared library.
> I agree with the PR. Someone defining BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB expects to have
> control of what they are linking. And they expect to get link errors
> for
> libs they need to link it. And it might be they are in the use case
> where
> they are creating a DLL/SO of their own and can incorporate external,
> in
> this case UUID, DLL code themselves.

That sounds right to me. The breakage will be at link time, so it isn't a big deal.

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