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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-02 10:43:37

The review of John Maddock's Config system ended on Wednesday, August 29th.
The library was unanimously accepted into Boost.

Resolutions were reached on several aspects of the Config system:

Optimism vs. Pessimism about new compiler versions
 * Should the Config system assume that a new compiler version has all of the
deficiencies of the prior versions (pessimism), or should it assume that a
new compiler is fully compliant (optimism)?

Resolution: if the macro BOOST_STRICT is defined, all workarounds will be
disabled. If BOOST_STRICT is not defined (the default), the Config system
will be pessimistic about new compiler versions. Running regression tests
with this macro defined will exercise new compiler versions so that the
Config system can be updated without requiring users to deal with the Config

EDG refactoring
Configuration code for the EDG front-end (uSGI, Alpha cxx, Comeau, and Intel
compilers -- Jens Maurer) will be refactored into a separate compiler
configuration header (compiler/edg.hpp?).

There was some discussion about moving BOOST_HAS_THREADS into the Thread
library instead of the Config library. The resolution was to leave the Config
system as-is (includes BOOST_HAS_THREADS).

Thank you to all of the reviewers and to John Maddock.


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