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From: Greg Comeau (comeau_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-07 10:15:32

In article <004601c225a3$a548bde0$844587d9_at_1016031671>,
John Maddock <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> >Because there are some libraries that need access to platform specific
>> >APIs. For example, to access the files or the timer. The problem is
>> >still unsolved here: Comeau in strict mode can't be seen as a
>> >fully-compliant Windows platform (because e.g. windows.h doesn't
>> >compile in strict mode). On the other hand, under Windows we don't
>> >have support for POSIX or similar. So currently, for instance,
>> >there is no way Comeau (strict mode) can pass the Boost.Regex
>> >regression test.
>> Doesn't that mean no compiler can either then?
>Possibly: there are some boost libs that need either <windows.h> or some
>POSIX specific API's. I think regex should be configurable to use neither
>if necessary now, but obviously things like the thread lib won't be able to
>do that.
>You are probably right that this is not your problem though.

Not yet understanding all the details, I will for now make
a mental note.

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