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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-28 07:55:36

> ALL Of the above are handle by the includes ... the user NEVER sees the
> name of the file.....EVER and you don't have to change the project, just
> rebuild with the new includes (of course, since they didn't have to wait 5
> years for the committee to figure out there's a gaping hole in the spec,
> they implemented #pragma comment(lib, "libraryname") ) which gets around
> the USER having to see all the ugliness underneath. Further notice, they
> didn't have to change anything... install, build, done.

And for Boost on Windows, that will be the reality real soon now, as people
are starting to place support for windows-style automatic linking in their
libs, since I documented how to do it (in


On Unix can we add symlinks:

libboost_whatever$(variant).so -> libboost_whatever$(variant)$(version).so


$(prefix)/include/boost -> $(prefix)/include/boost$(version)/boost

I don't know how easy that would be to implement of course :-(



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