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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Filesystem v3 - requires wstring - an obstacle to testing the serialization library
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-17 13:52:24

On 11/17/2016 11:18 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> The boost serialization library test suite uses Boost.Filesystem in
> order to build and run it's tests. Turns out that the tests under mngw
> fail to build with the following message:
> In file included from ..\libs\serialization\test\test_tools.hpp:10,
> from ..\libs\serialization\test\test_binary.cpp:24:
> ../boost/filesystem/operations.hpp:21:5: #error Configuration not
> supported: Boost.Filesystem V3 and later requires std::wstring support
> In file included from ../boost/filesystem/operations.hpp:24,
> So it seems that Boost.Filesystem requires support for wstring and mngw
> doesn't support it - so the serialization library tests can't run.

Why do you think mingw/gcc on Windows does not support std::wstring ? I
would be very surprised if that were the case unless you were testing a
very, very old version of mingw/gcc.

> Does anyone have any ideas for an expedient way to work around this?
> Robert Ramey

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