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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-23 20:43:46

At 06:46 AM 10/22/02, John Maddock wrote:
>> Is the official Boost position on this, if there is one, to build such
>> libraries without the /Zc:wchar_t switch and tell the end user that he
>> do the same if he wants to use the Boost library ?
>There is no official position, but it seems to reasonable to me, that
>libraries should be built using the toolsets default options, and if the
>user want something different then they should have to rebuild their
>libraries. Basically there is a limit to how many library variants we
>built by default (and how many user will tolerate) - there are already 6
>for VC6/7, IMO that's enough.

The default options might be preferred where an option is truly optional.

But for options which increase standards conformance, I think we should
turn the option on. Particularly if Boost libraries fail without the
option. That isn't an option in my mind, its a requirement:-)


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