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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-25 13:56:56

On Monday 13 November 2006 20:47, David Abrahams wrote:
> >> But on platform B (e.g. windows) it won't.
> >
> > Isn't this more of a compiler-specific issue than O/S specific? I get
> > your point though.
> >
> >> Would you expect, only platform B generating an
> >> error, or fall-back B to a safe emulation?
> >
> > I'd prefer only platform B generating an error. If I explicitly request a
> > shared runtime library I'd like to either get it, or fail.
> I think we need to distinguish "requires a shared runtime" from
> "I prefer a shared runtime if one is available."
> I was under the impression that we made that distinguish by putting
> <runtime>shared either in requirements or in a default build request.

I think that default build is more "prefer a shared runtime unless my
dependents require something else". I don't think there's any "weak
preference" mechanism at the moment.

- Volodya

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