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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-14 14:35:54

I like this. Do you need more input, Ralf?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>; <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Where to put support for missing C++ C headers?

> At 06:22 PM 4/13/2001, David Abrahams wrote:
> >I do not want to leave Ralf hanging, but I'm not sure what to tell him.
> He
> >is making an important contribution to Boost.Python, and the generation
> of
> >missing <cxxx> headers is a useful contribution to boost overall,
> >consistent
> >with our mission. Does anyone have an idea about this?
> >
> >Perhaps we should start with a web page on library compatibility, with
> >links to the new <limits> file for GCC and to Ralfs scripts/generated
> >files...
> Perhaps segregate the material in a Compatibility Library. Directory
> location root/boost/compatibility/ for headers and
> root/libs/compatibility/... for everything else.
> Say up front in the index.html file that we hope these libraries can be
> removed at some time in the future. But that until standard library
> suppliers become more standard conforming, we supply workarounds which
> allow Boost to be used on otherwise non-conforming platforms.
> --Beman
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