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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-02 11:12:14

----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Gregor" <gregod_at_[hidden]>

> The review of John Maddock's Config system ended on Wednesday, August
> 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
> 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
> system.

Will there be some way to have all workarounds disabled only on compiler
versions unknown to the config system?


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