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Getting Started

Compilers and Platforms

This section explains how to setup a system to use this library.

The authors originally developed and tested this library on:

  1. GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) C++ 4.5.3 (with and without C++11 features enabled -std=c++0x) on Cygwin.
  2. Miscrosoft Visual C++ (MSVC) 8.0 on Windows 7.

See the library regressions test results for detailed information on supported compilers and platforms. Check the library regression test Jamfile.v2 for any special configuration that might be required for a specific compiler.

This library is composed of header files only. Therefore there is no pre-compiled object file which needs to be installed. Programmers can simply instruct the compiler where to find the library header files (-I option on GCC, /I option on MSVC, etc) and compile code using the library.

The maximum number of functions to overload is given by the BOOST_FUNCTIONAL_OVERLOADED_FUNCTION_CONFIG_OVERLOAD_MAX configuration macro. The maximum number of function parameters for each of the specified function type is given by the BOOST_FUNCTIONAL_OVERLOADED_FUNCTION_CONFIG_ARITY_MAX configuration macro. All configuration macros have appropriate default values when they are left undefined.