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From: joel de guzman (isis-tech_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-30 12:01:14

From: <HartmutKaiser_at_[hidden]>:

> Hi,
> > Joel de Guzman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Sorry if this disturbs some of you. But in fairness to
> > Bruce Florman (who did the port), let me explain what
> > has transpired. Over the past few days, after I posted
> > Spirit over the web, I got a substantial amount of email
> > requesting for a port to MSVC, among other compilers and
> > platforms. My usual response was: "I'm sorry but I don't
> > think that is possible. Spirit rely heavilly on template
> > partial specialization that is not yet available in MSVC".
> > Then one day, Bruce sent in his port along with a log of how
> > he did the port. I think he did a wonderful piece of
> > engineering. There were compromises, yes, engineering
> > involves a lot of compromises, but useful, nevertheless.
> Sorry, if I missed something, but where I can find the mentioned port.
> BTW, I've tried to compile Spirit with the Intel C++ V5/STLPort toolset,
> but it fails to compile :-(
> Thank you
> Hartmut Kaiser

I'll upload Spirit to boot's depot as soon as I have a stable code base.

Joel de Guzman

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