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Subject: Re: [boost] ... broken with clang
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-20 11:48:59


On Dec 20, 2011, at 8:41 AM, Francois Duranleau wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Christopher Jefferson
> <chris_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>
>> On 19 Dec 2011, at 15:10, Francois Duranleau wrote:
>>>
>>> +1 to that. Plus, as development on embedded devices seriously picking
>>> up, and Clang happening to be the only compiler available to iOS
>>> developpers starting with iOS 5.0, it would be sad to have Boost to be
>>> so Windows-centric and only support compilers that only install/run
>>> well on Windows. I understand we need to run tests and all, but at
>>> least, Clang is not an iOS-only compiler, so it can be tested on Linux
>>> or Windows.
>>
>> The most important thing is probably for people to run the boost regression tester with the compiler of their preference, and file bugs when things break. It's not hard to do, but it is a fairly high time investment unfortunately.
>>
>> http://www.boost.org/development/running_regression_tests.html
>
> Granted. However, what decides what compilers are supported by Boost
> libraries?

Availability of testing resources.

If someone is willing to run the Boost Tests using Clang on Windows (every day, and report the results), then that will go a long way to making it a supported configuration.

See http://www.boost.org/development/running_regression_tests.html for a description of how to do this.

-- Marshall

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