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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-02 13:02:16

For the past couple years, the Sun C++ compiler has been one of the worst
in terms of standards compliance. Version 6.0 has significant
improvements, and with some porting may be able to handle much of boost.
However, version 6.0 is so new that this porting work hasn't been done
yet. I'll be looking into porting the BGL, but no guarantees on how long
it will take. I took a quick peek at the errors last night... there are
some weird errors even with the flags you specified.


On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Mishkin, Nat wrote:

mishki> Ah, I guess I should have made clear that despite my
mishki> slashing and burning, I still got compilation errors.
mishki> The Solaris compiler report that Beman pointed me at in
mishki> another reply to my post also indicates problems with this
mishki> compiler, although that report looks like it's saying it
mishki> compiled but didn't _run_ correctly. The number of
mishki> failures shown in the report for _all_ the different
mishki> compilers on Solaris makes for pretty depressing reading.
mishki> It looks like I'll need to considerably limit my ambitions
mishki> as far as use of modern C++ capabilities if I want to have
mishki> a portable application. (Sigh. Didn't this language get
mishki> standardized a fairly long time ago? I guess all the
mishki> compiler folks are abandoning the antique languages like
mishki> C++ and are off working on Java or C# :-)
mishki> Thanks for your help.
mishki> -- Nat

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