Use of PCH and /Zi with Boost* Libraries May Result in unresolved external symbols due to Anonymous Namespace Use

Reference Number : DPD200135511


Version : 11.1


Operating System : Windows*


Problem Description : The Boost* STL library's bind functionality uses a construct called placeholders to bind function arguments to a function.  Boost implements these placeholders in an anonymous namespace which the Intel® C++ Compiler has problems with when pre-compiled header files are used and debug symbol generation is enabled.  The following code demonstrates the problem (requires Boost* libraries).

pch.h:
#include <boost/bind.hpp>
pch.cpp:
#include "pch.h"
test-bind.cpp:
#include "pch.h" class blh_widge { public: void Init(); private: void OnInputComplete(int, int, int); }; void blh_widge::Init() { boost::bind(&blh_widge::OnInputComplete, this, _1, _2, _3) {} } int main() { return(0); }
Reproduce:
icl -Od -I<boost include> -Ycpch.h -Fptest-bind.pch -c -Zi pch.cpp icl -Od -I<boost include> -Yupch.h -Fptest-bind.pch -Zi test-bind.cpp test-bind.cpp Microsoft ® Incremental Linker Version 8.00.50727.762 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. -out:test-bind.exe -debug -pdb:test-bind.pdb test-bind.obj test-bind.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "struct boost::arg<1> __N_13_test_bind_cpp_main::_1" (?_1@__N_13_test_bind_cpp_main@@3U?$arg@$00@boost @@A) referenced in function ___sti__?_1@__N_13_test_bind_cpp_main@@3U?$arg@$00@b oost@@A test-bind.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "struct boost::arg<2> __N_13_test_bind_cpp_main::_2" (?_2@__N_13_test_bind_cpp_main@@3U?$arg@$01@boost @@A) referenced in function ___sti__?_2@__N_13_test_bind_cpp_main@@3U?$arg@$01@b oost@@A test-bind.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "struct boost::arg<3> __N_13_test_bind_cpp_main::_3" (?_3@__N_13_test_bind_cpp_main@@3U?$arg@$02@boost @@A) referenced in function ___sti__?_3@__N_13_test_bind_cpp_main@@3U?$arg@$02@b oost@@A test-bind.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 3 unresolved externals



Resolution Status : This issue is resolved in the Intel® Parallel Composer Update 1 or Intel® C++ Compiler Professional Edition for Windows* 11.1.038.


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