Subject: Re: [boost] Making Boost invisible
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-25 18:08:01
John Maddock wrote:
> Folks I have a bug report against Boost.Config that I don't know what (if
> anything) I should do about: https://github.com/boostorg/config/issues/243
> The issue is this: lets say I build boost as static libraries
> with -fvisibilty=hidden because I want my application or shared library to
> *hide all boost symbols*. But there are some parts of boost which
> unconditionally make things visible - throw_exception is one particular
> culprit, but there are others, probably anything which uses
> BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE in fact.
> Question: should we support this? If so how? The only thing I can think
> of is a user-defined macro which when set, disables symbol visibility.
That's the only thing we can do. #ifdef something, #define
BOOST_SYMBOL_VISIBLE to nothing, let them deal with whatever happens.
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