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From: Mark D Rintoul (rintoul_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-12 17:56:20

Jens Maurer wrote:
> Thanks to Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve, I have been able to run the
> boost regression tests on IRIX and Compaq Tru64 Unix. I've
> added the results to the boost compiler status page.
> The main problem on both platforms is the lack of new-style
> <cXXX> headers for the C standard library, which make the overall
> results look slightly disappointing (only two tests pass).
> Should we try to hack around missing <cXXX> headers?
> (I don't think so.)
> Jens Maurer

        Hmmm...okay, I'll bite. Why not? I agree that the source
is already #defined to death, but there is really not a huge number
of places to change this. I went through and counted them the other
day and I think there was less than 20. A simple BOOST_STDC_HEADERS
define and we long suffering IRIX users are on our way. As it is
right now, I download the new version of boost and hack on the files
I'm currently using to work on my SGI.

        How about a different argument? It should be noted that
the boost code otherwise works *great* on IRIX. We SGI owners haven't
complained a bit yet about how things need to be changed to support us.
Can't you throw us a bone? :)


Mark D. (Danny) Rintoul, Dept. 9235
Computational Biology & Materials Technology
Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: (505) 844-9592, Fax: (505) 845-7442
email: rintoul_at_[hidden]

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