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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Linker error with boost_1_36_0
From: DDBeatty_at_[hidden]
Date: 2008-10-10 15:35:26

I know it was your opinion. I am just interested in it because DLL's are
something I just do. I was wondering what reasons you may have for
preferring not to use them.

To that end, I may be displaying some inexcusable ignorance but what is

I don't want to get into a long discussion about this. Just curiosity in


Doug Beatty

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DDBeatty writes:
> Why is a static library a better option than a dynamic link library in
> cases?
> As a Windows developer (don't enjoy labelling myself that way but it is
> true) I have always been partial to DLL's. And I think that the
> behavior a Windows developer expects is DLL's at least it is for me.
> My current opinion is that BOOST_ALL_DYN_LINK should be mentioned in the
> "Getting Started on Windows" documentation.

As I said, it is only my opinion. :-) I'm there are technical merits both
but I meant to make it clear my suggestion was subjective.

For me, it's the exact opposite -- on Windows I link everything statically
default and use shared libraries only if I have to (WPO is a major factor,
especially for libraries that benefit so greatly from additional inlining,
most Boost libs do), whereas on Linux I used shared libraries nearly

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