Boost logo

Boost Users :

From: Administrator (administrator_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-14 15:47:10


The date_time.lib library is a static lib. The built date_time.dll actually
has no exports in it, so for VC purposes is useless. I would say don't
worry about it, and just use the static lib.

On a side note, has anyone been working on placing built items into a common
directory, say <boost_top_dir>/lib?

If not, I have a patch that should help alot.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Muller [mailto:yg-boost-users_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 11:38 AM
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [Boost-Users] [date_time] library binaries for VC7.1?
> I've been using boost for a while, but now for the first time
> I'm using
> a component that isn't entirely header-based, namely
> date_time in boost
> 1.30.0.
> After building boost for VC7.1, I find a .lib file in
> boost_1_30_0\libs\date_time\build\bin\libboost_date_time.lib\m
> svc\debug
> \runtime-link-dynamic and a .dll in boost_1_30_0\libs\date_time\build
> \bin\boost_date_time.dll\msvc\debug\runtime-link-dynamic.
> There are a couple of things that I don't understand about
> these files.
> Is the .lib file supposed to be the import library for the
> .dll? Linking
> against the .lib file hasn't produced any import references in my
> applications. Perhaps I'm just not hitting any out-of-line
> functionality, but it sure seems like the .lib file is a
> static library
> rather than an import library.
> Also, running DUMPBIN /EXPORTS on the .dll file shows no exported
> symbols related to date_time classes, as far as I can see. It really
> looks like it's exporting a bunch of stuff related to the
> standard C++
> library, which makes no sense to me.
> Can anyone clear up my confusion?
> --
> Dan Muller
> "So that's what an invisible barrier looks like!" (Time Bandits)
> ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
> ---------------------~-->
> Buy Ink Cartridges or Refill Kits for Your HP, Epson, Canon or Lexmark
> Printer at Free s/h on orders $50 or more to the
> US & Canada.
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> -------~->
> Info: <>
> Wiki: <>
> Unsubscribe: <mailto:boost-users-unsubscribe_at_[hidden]>
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

Boost-users list run by williamkempf at, kalb at, bjorn.karlsson at, gregod at, wekempf at