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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-22 07:43:39

At 12:47 PM 7/27/2000 -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:

>The library contributors at have been tormented by VC++
>particularly the lack of partial template specialization. So there is a
>of interest in 7.0 (or whatever MS is calling it!)
>I would appreciate it if any readers with the pre-beta could try to
>and run the program below, and let me know what happens. It works fine
>Borland and Metrowerks compilers, but of course fails to compile on VC++
>6.0 sp3.

Thanks to the two boost members who responded privately; both ran tests
showing that the VC++ 7.0 pre-beta does not include support for partial

I've had an email exchange with a MS VC++ product manager, who confirms
that they have no plans to improve ISO compliance in 7.0. So any
improvements are several years away at best.

I guess that means boost should stick with 6.0 as our VC++ test
compiler. Doesn't seem to be any reason to pay for the cost of an upgrade.


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