[petsc-users] Purpose of --with-boost

Thomas Hisch t.hisch at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 02:09:17 CDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM, Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012, Thomas Hisch wrote:
>> Is there any benefit to the user if he enables boost support in petsc
>> with the --with-boost configure option ? What is the difference
>> between a petsc build with enabled boost support and a build without
>> boost support?  I can't find any information about this neither in the
>> manual nor on the web.
> boost primarily required by 'sieve' part of PETSc [which requires a 'c++'
> build]. But this functionality is being relaced by DMComplex [a 'c'
> implementation]

Does this mean that if I don't need the sieve part then compiling with
or without boost enabled does not make any difference for me ?

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