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Subject: [Boost-build] What should I do with the <exception-handling>off tests?
From: Kuhl, Brian (brian.kuhl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-22 21:36:13

Here is my issue.
When building VxWorks libraries for a particular target (platform ) we currently allow people to choose to build either:
- Full Dinkum C++ support libraries with exceptions
- Embedded Dinkum C++ support libraries without exception handling, (which also updates the include path with an embedded subset of STL headers)

So I can't just flip a build switch like the test suite wants me to and link against an alternate library for a few tests.

I also expect the Embedded C++ dialect will not work with most of boost.
( I'm not a fan of EC++, it's just something we support because one of our competitors does)

Is this testing for completeness?
Or is using boost without exceptions a common use case?

Currently in boost 1.59 there 4 tests using this configuration 1 in each of config, core, exception and regex.

Brian Kuhl
Wind River

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