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From: savapedro (savapedro_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-06 07:23:52

--- In jamboost_at_[hidden], David Abrahams <dave_at_b...> wrote:

> To be more explicit, Boost is a library collection, not a single
> library. Many of the Boost library developers do support MSVC6,
but a
> few of us have grown weary of the herculean effort it takes to find
> workarounds for bugs in compilers that are several versions out-of-
> and have begun to decide that those compilers won't be supported in
> future. One or two people have already started to drop support for
> in the current release.
> The fact that you see some errors for the serialization library
> mean anything about the other libraries in Boost. Most of the
> libraries are completely in headers, so you won't see any build
steps at
> all. Some others, like the regex library and Boost.Python, have
> library objects, and will succeed to build even with vc6.
> I hope this clears things up for you.
> --
> Dave Abrahams
> Boost Consulting

Well, thanks anyway.

I was trying to build the QuantLib financial library, which is also
free software and uses Boost libraries. Hence I had to compile and
install Boost first.

I guess I´ll have to find other sources, or else maybe finding a way
of installing Boost without the offended libs (e.g. spirit)



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