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From: jsiek_at_[hidden]
Date: 2000-08-22 09:54:30

Is there anything the ISO can do about refusal to conform? Microsoft
should not be allowed to use "C++" in the name of their compiler! It
is staggering to think of the amount of $$ lost in productivity every
day due to their noncompliance.

Beman Dawes writes:
> At 12:47 PM 7/27/2000 -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:
> >The library contributors at have been tormented by VC++
> 6.0,
> >particularly the lack of partial template specialization. So there is a
> lot
> >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
> compile
> >and run the program below, and let me know what happens. It works fine
> on
> >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
> specialization.
> 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.
> --Beman

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