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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-27 21:13:16

At 02:23 AM 2/26/2002, Ed James-Beckham wrote:

> ...
> I would like to know how I can help get the BCB6
>scores up. We can start by someone checking in that
>change to borland.hpp. How does one go about getting
>on the Boost team? I am willing to do this work, but
>I don't know where to start.

Dave Abrahams has already responded with suggestions about submitting Boost

Looking at bit further into the future, what about C++Builder 6++ (or
whatever they call the next version)? And what about compliance for other

Contact your compiler supplier and ask them why their compiler doesn't
compile Boost without workarounds.

This isn't a dream. Enough users have already done so that some compiler
suppliers are starting to include Boost in their internal regression
tests. Even those suppliers who are not yet actually testing with Boost at
least have Boost on their radar screen.

Users complained for years about standards compliance. For unknown
reasons, they were mostly ignored. Complaining that "your compiler won't
compile Boost" seems to work. Perhaps using Boost as a surrogate for
conformance is something marketing people can
understand. Whatever. Anything that improves compliance is to our


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