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From: Ed Brey (edbrey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-03 08:34:28

From: "Greg Chicares" <chicares_at_[hidden]>
> gcc is strict about the undefined behavior of
> #ifdef 0
> won't work with gcc
> what preprocessor token would the lone apostrophe belong to?
> #endif

To clarify, #ifdef 0 can trivially be changed to #if 0 to make that line
well-formed; however, the apostrophe continues to present a problem.

On other matters, the guidelines document appears to no longer be in the
yahoo groups files section. Should I be looking someplace new?

In particular, I was interested to read the rationale for mangling the
header guards with a initials and a date. It seems that such mangling
provides incrementally little value since there exist many other
non-mangled macros in the code, and may even lend a false sense of
security. A consistent style of BOOST_XXX seems to be adequate, so long
as the include guards match the file path so to avoid conflicts within
boost. If the end user is worried about a conflict, he need only grep
his code for BOOST_, and needs to do so with or without include guard

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