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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Linker error with boost_1_36_0
From: DDBeatty_at_[hidden]
Date: 2008-10-13 10:19:48

Thanks for the info. I hadn't run across that before. I am embarrassed
that I have let myself fall that far behind.

If anyone is reading along and is suffering from the same ignorance I do, I
found another nice article on the subject of these two:


Doug Beatty

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DDBeatty writes:
> 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
> WPO?
> I don't want to get into a long discussion about this. Just curiosity in
> passing.

WPO is Whole Program Optimization, enabled in MSVC with the /GL compiler
( and the /LTCG
option ( For code
benefits especially well from inlining, it can be a great boon to
That alone is enough for me to use static libs on Windows when I can; PGO
(Profile Guided Optimization) only furthers my opinion. :-)

Another factor for me is the size of .dlls. My boost_regex-vc90-mt-1_36.dll
696KB; if I'm only using half the functionality in boost.regex, I don't
want to
distribute the functionality I'm not using with my application.

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