Thread: multiproject approach

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    multiproject approach


    So I'm working on solution that has 2 projects (2 applications).
    A few source files are being used by both applications.
    One file is almost identical, except a few lines should be changed (boost::shared_from_this() instead of this; )

    for instance:

    for project 1 I need:
    return this;
    project 2 needs:
    return shared_from_this();
    Is this the right approach to put macro in front of this like:
    return this;
    return shared_from_this();
    Is this the right way to solve that kind of problems?
    I havent faced with anything similar so far..

    If so, where should I #define IS_MACRO_RETURN_THIS ? On top of main .cpp file?
    If not, what would be the right way?

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    It sounds like potential maintenance trouble to me. Wouldn't it be better to factor out the common code, and then implement for each project using that common base?
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    Hurry Slowly vart's Avatar
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    you can define it in the project properties
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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