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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost library name formats
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-15 15:05:39


On 3/14/19 8:57 PM, Damien via Boost-users wrote:
> For several years now we've built Boost libraries on Windows with a
> minimal set of tags in the library and dll names.  Our dlls and libs
> have looked like this:
> boost_atomic-mt-gd.dll
> boost_atomic-mt-gd.lib
> etc.
> We just upgraded from 1.65.1 to 1.69 and the same bjam command (with a
> new bootstrapped bjam) is now giving us an extra x64 tag:
> boost_atomic-mt-gd-x64.dll
> boost_atomic-mt-gd-x64.lib
> <snip>
> Has a default setting in bjam been changed?  What can we add to the bjam
> command to get back to the old minimal names?


Appending a Boost version will lock the format to
whatever was used at that version. I do not
recommend using this for the long term. It is
undocumented and is intended for transitional use.
Sufficiently old formats may be removed without notice.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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