Subject: [Boost-build] --build-type=complete Seems to Build Too Many Files
From: Merrill Cornish (merrill.cornish_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-12 21:34:53
I am running Windows 7 64-bit (fully patched), compiling with
MinGW-4.9.2 64b-bit and building Boost 1.57.0 using
\bin\b2.exe --prefix=d:\boost_1_57_0 --build-type=complete
cxxflags="-std=c++11" -a toolset=gcc stage >d:\bin\build.log 2>&1
As I understand it, a "complete" build should build eight variations:
release/debug, static/dynamic, and single thread/multi-thread
However, when I build, I get 16. For example (from in stage/lib):
I had thought the .a file extension marked a Unix archive (i.e.,
non-shared object). In reading through the build log, I first thought
.a was a Windows object library while .dll was the Windows shared
library--but then what is .dll.a ?
For reference, I've included the file sizes of the first three.
I expected eight. I got sixteen. What are they?
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