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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost header isolation testing
From: Vinnie Falco (vinnie.falco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-16 01:14:09

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM James E. King III via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> In the winapi project there's a neat little Jamfile rule that will ensure
> each public header will compile properly (i.e. it is not missing any
> #include statements).

This makes it harder for package managers to build the tests using
their desired toolchain, since the bjam portions must be ported. I
realize of course this might be a purely theoretical problem before
the arrival of the much-heralded "modular boost." I copy Asio's style
and include the header first in the test .cpp file, and if there are
no tests then I have an empty .cpp file which still includes the


This way if someone compiles the tests with a different system, they
will still get the checks to ensure that headers build by themselves,
without resorting to fancy build system plugins.


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