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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-15 16:08:56

Ronald Garcia <garcia_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> "rgarcia1771" <garcia_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > Howdy,
>> >
>> > I'm running the boost regression tests under cygwin for vc7.1
>> Very risky. vc7.1 doesn't build cygwin-compatible .so files. Think
>> of Cygwin as a separate OS. Why not run the tests under the regular
>> Windows command shell?
> Well, honestly that hadn't even occurred to me ;). I wasn't aware of
> the above issue, and I am much more comfortable in a Unix-like
> environment [*]. packages the entire regression testing
> process nicely and boost build seems to make compiling with msvc/vc just
> work (i.e. no fiddling with bat files).

There's no reason you'd have to fiddle with bat files any more than
you fiddle with sh files under Cygwin.

> Given the differences though, I guess I have a little learning to
> do.

Not much, I bet.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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