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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-10-05 19:05:53

> Paul -
>>BTW, from rumours I hear, MSVC 7 seems to be targetted at adding
> non-standard "improvements" to the language, rather than working on
> conformance. "Embrace and extend", again?
> Also, even if MSVC 7 is better conforming, the upgrade price will be high,
> so many people will stay on MSVC 6 for some time. Possibly including me :-(
> <
> I'll see what happens - as I said VC6 support is very much possible - I
> already have the workarounds required from regex++ - the problem is the
> number of macros and workarounds required - and debugging/maintaining what
> is in effect two (or more) separate code bases. Really I wondered what
> other boost members thought - I'm happy to put the workarounds in - it just
> doesn't quite fit with the ethos of boost as far as I can see.
> John.

Just a thought:
If the problem is more one of non-standard library components than of
missing language support, you could considering requiring the STLPort for
using regex++ under VC6.


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