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Macro BOOST_DLL_AUTO_ALIAS

BOOST_DLL_AUTO_ALIAS — Exports variable or function with unmangled alias name.

Synopsis

// In header: <boost/dll/alias.hpp>

BOOST_DLL_AUTO_ALIAS(FunctionOrVar)

Description

This macro is useful in cases of long mangled C++ names. For example some void boost::foo(std::string) function name will change to something like N5boostN3foosE after mangling. Importing function by N5boostN3foosE name does not looks user friendly, especially assuming the fact that different compilers have different mangling schemes.*

Must be used in scope where FunctionOrVar declared. FunctionOrVar must be a valid C name, which means that it must not contain ::.

Functions or variables in global namespace must not have names same as FunctionOrVar.

Puts all the aliases into the "boostdll" read only section of the binary. Almost same as BOOST_DLL_ALIAS(FunctionOrVar, FunctionOrVar).

Example:

namespace foo {
  void bar(std::string&);
  BOOST_DLL_AUTO_ALIAS(bar)
}

See: BOOST_DLL_ALIAS for making an alias with different names.

Parameters:

FunctionOrVar

Function or variable for which an unmangled alias must be made.


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