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From: Miguel Angel Lopez Font (malfont_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-30 03:19:24

Sebastian Redl wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>>>I selected to install the libraries for Visual C++ 8.0, but I still
>>>had to put manually into C++ Options Dialog the directories to boost includes, libs and
>>>binaries. Shouldn't this be done by setup?
>>I'm not sure if there's a way to do that, and even then, would it
>>really be appropriate to force those settings on all of a user's
> These settings are not per-project in VS, at least not typically (I'm
> not sure whether per-project include paths are even possible).

Yes, you can set both paths in Project/Properties...

        C/C++ -> Additional Include Directories
        Linker -> Additional Library Directories

> Neither
> do they hurt, in particular not with Boost, where all headers are in a
> subdirectory. On the other hand, you _have_ to add the include and
> library paths, or else hard-code the full path to the Boost includes in
> the include file names. Nobody does that.

Well, they can hurt, when using cretain tools (i.e.: Visual Assist)
those header which are set under Tools/options are considered "stable"
and they are less frequently scanned/parsed for changes

I think it should be an option in the installer, if that isn't too much

It would be nice to set some enviroment variable like BOOST_INSTALLDIR
in the installer so you could do:

        $(BOOST_INSTALLDIR)/libs or $(BOOST_INSTALLDIR)/include

in Project/Properties , and be done with it. This will allow different
people working in the same project to use the same project files even if
they install boost to a different directory.
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