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Subject: Re: [boost] [all] Request for out of the box visibility support
From: James E. King III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-19 14:31:01

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 7:48 AM Antony Polukhin via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 11:10 Andrey Semashev via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> <...>
> > I wonder if we should update Boost.Build instead and set visibility to
> > hidden by default. For libraies that need other visibility we could
> > offer a property.
> >
I think a better solution is to remove link libraries where possible. For
in date_time there isn't much of a case to keep the linked library. If we
look at
the issue it causes like, one
of the
solutions to that issue of visibility is to remove the link library
entirely. I'd have to
recommend all libraries attempt to become header-only to avoid these issues.
Obviously that won't work for all libraries, but it's possible for a number
of them.
I opened to track that for

- Jim

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