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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-02 12:04:03

At 08:49 AM 1/2/2002, jan_langer wrote:

>why is a win32 version needed at all? msvc understands posix (as its
>documentation says).

While there may be a bit of POSIX support, Win32 native support is really
needed for the platform to meet user expectations if nothing else.

> so i think it would be good if the lib is only
>adopted to the various defects of this compiler.

While a lot of Boost developers try to accommodate MSVC because it is
widely used, there isn't any Boost requirement that you do so. Around 12%
of the current libraries fail the regression test for VC++ 6.0. Microsoft
is shipping 7.0 next month, with fixes for some of 6.0's problems.


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