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Subject: [Boost-build] bjam and libraries
From: k h (xerceslist.kh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-25 05:10:10

I wondered if someone could help me understand bjam a bit better. Below is a
small project that does not work as is, but can be fixed by adding
<link>static to the mylib line. Without it, a dll is produced for the
library, and the executable fails to link.

Background: I am trying to write a bjam file for a new library. I would like
it to build and run unit-tests on all possible configurations when
--build-type=complete is specified, so cannot just hardwire static linking

Many thanks.

import boost ;
boost.use-project ;

using msvc : : "D:/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/bin/cl.exe"

# adding <link>static at the end of the next line makes the problem go away
lib mylib : testlib.cpp : <library>/boost//iostreams ;

exe testmain : testmain.cpp : <library>mylib <library>/boost//iostreams ;


#include <ostream>
#include <boost/iostreams/device/file.hpp>
#include <boost/iostreams/stream.hpp>

namespace io = boost::iostreams;

void blah ()
    io::stream_buffer<io::file_sink> buf("log.txt");
    std::ostream out(&buf);
    out << "Hello";


extern void blah (void);

int main ()
  blah ();

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