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From: Nicholas Cain (nik.cain.boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-24 05:12:57

David Abrahams wrote:

>goochrules! <goochrules_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 23:32:14 +0200, Nicholas Cain
>><nik.cain.boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>I saw yours and Davids posts, and thought it looked the same, but then I
>>>realised yours was std::allocator< ... etc, while mine is
>>>_STL::allocator<... . I find that when I use the normal std everything
>>>works, but not when I try to use STLPort, so I'm confident I'm linking
>>>to the libraries, but they don't
>>>I don't know if this is a problem in the way I built boost or STLPort,
>>>or with my makefile or environment.
>>>thanks for noticing though!
>>I've seen this exact problem on Windows, in various forms: basically
>>one of a) the application I was working on or b) boost was not linked
>>against STLPort, but with the STL included with the compiler.
>>To confirm this I looked at the dependencies of my project and the
>>boost libraries (depends.exe on Windows, "otool -L" on OS X, otherwise
>>"nm -j a.out | c++filt -_" and "nm -j a.out | c++filt-n" have been
>>To solve this I specifically added the path the the STLPort includes
>>(.h) first in the extra includes list (CFLAGS) and the path to the
>>STLPort libraries (.[dll|dylib|so|a]) first in the extra libaries list
>When you build the Boost libraries for use with STLPort, pass the -d+2
>option so you can see the command lines bjam issues. Make sure you
>replicate the STLPort-related -D options when compiling your own code.
>In particular, one of those options has an impact on what namespace
>the standard library ends up in.
>The most reliable way, of course, is to use Boost.Build to build your
>own project and reference the Boost project libraries. That will
>always make sure the options are compatible.
The only -D options I saw were -DBOOST_THREAD_BUILD_DLL=1 and
-D_STLP_USE_DYNAMIC_LIB=1 - aren't they for windows compilers only though?

Anyway, I tried rearranging path orders on my makefile, and adding in
the -Ds, but no luck still. I'm pretty much a beginner to makefiles, so
whether I learn make or boost::build involves some investing some time
either way, and I might as well do the boost::build way. Give me a few
days and hopefully I'll get there.

But I'd like to know I'm not wasting my time here - sticking in a using
namespace _STL into the boost::threads example (see my earlier post) on
linux *should* work, shouldn't it?


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