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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-17 08:21:37

John Maddock wrote:

>>* Having a class named "reg_match" and a function named "regex_match"
>>caused some confusion. Consider renaming reg_match to
>>match_results, or similar.
>Point taken, I would like to preserve some kind of backwards
>though for existing users - I guess deriving reg_match from match_results
>or whatever would do it (but not documenting reg_match), I'd like to keep
>the name not too long though - what do people prefer for the name of

match_results is fine with me. Your backwards compatibility workaround is
also fine; do document in the source code why the derivation is there.

>>* vc6.bat: Had to add -I to nmake command so del command failures
>>wouldn't cause termination. This may be a Win2K issue.
>That file is being replaced - I have a shell script now that
>makefiles for gcc, VC6 and C++ Builder, it has better dependency
>and puts each build variation in its own sub-directory. Something
>could probably be leveraged for boost as a whole if required. (I think
>that if you check the zip an early version of the new VC6 makefile may
>made it in by mistake - called vc6_test.mak). Let me know if you want to
>take a look at these...

There is behind-the-scenes work going on develop real build scripting for
boost. Don't put a lot of work into build issues just now.

>>* Use of _MSC_VER to identify the Microsoft compiler.
>Don't you mean that should be BOOST_MSC_VER?

Yes, sorry, I wasn't clear.



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