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

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 05:55:16 CDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 2:09 AM, Thomas Hisch <t.hisch at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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