- Using the boostpro Windows installer is substantially slower than downloading and building boost from scratch.
- I like to set the compile-time flag BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB so that I can manually manage what's getting glued into my program. The same manual link-list then serves as a list of what has to go into the installer package.
// BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB: Tells the config system not to automatically select // which libraries to link against. // Normally if a compiler supports #pragma lib, then the correct library // build variant will be automatically selected and linked against, // simply by the act of including one of that library's headers. // This macro turns that feature off. // #define BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB
- "ALL" doesn't mean what you think it means:
// BOOST_ALL_DYN_LINK: Forces all libraries that have separate source, // to be linked as dll's rather than static libraries on Microsoft Windows // (this macro is used to turn on __declspec(dllimport) modifiers, so that // the compiler knows which symbols to look for in a dll rather than in a // static library). Note that there may be some libraries that can only // be statically linked (Boost.Test for example) and others which may only // be dynamically linked (Boost.Threads for example), in these cases this // macro has no effect. // #define BOOST_ALL_DYN_LINK
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Notes on using boost
Posted by Jeremy at 8:00 PM