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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-09 08:20:20

"Samuel" <samuel_at_[hidden]> writes:

> VC 6 has an option for Run-Time Type Information (RTTI) that is normally
> off. I was able to compile and execute a sample program that had a problem.
> I noticed that Boost uses RTTI (such as the dynamic_cast operator), so I
> checked to see if the option was on; it was not. I turned the option on and
> the program worked.
> That problem is probably a known problem, but something such as the
> following can be added somewhere to not allow a VC 6 program to even compile
> if the RTTI option is off. I think it could make things a little easier for
> some beginners.
> # if !defined(_CPPRTTI)
> # error "Boost requires use of RTTI"
> # endif

This isn't a Boost.Build specific issue. Maybe you could repost it
to the Boost developers' list?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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