From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-05 14:41:24
Aleksey Gurtovoy <agurtovoy_at_[hidden]> writes:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> I'm trying to come up with instructions for compiler vendors who want
>> to use Boost to test their compilers. What preprocessor symbols do
>> they need to define? So far, it looks like:
>> - BOOST_NO_COMPILER_CONFIG
>> - BOOST_NO_STDLIB_CONFIG - if they want to check the library
>> - BOOST_STRICT_CONFIG - to disable some checks in
>> source code
>> - macros for any known-not-implemented features,
>> e.g. BOOST_NO_TEMPLATE_TEMPLATES.
> As far as I understand, defining BOOST_STRICT_CONFIG only should be
> sufficient (for compiler tests) - given that the compiler being
> tested has a bumped up version number.
That's a big assumption. Some vendors will want to check their current
release, and sometimes we begin to set up configuration for
>> 2. What about all the places we make compiler-specific checks in
>> Boost code? Could we define some macros which make it easier
>> and less error-prone to write these, and which can be globally
>> turned off when needed?
>> # if BOOST_COMPILER_WORKAROUND(__SUNPRO_CC, <= 0x540)
> The checks for the past versions of the compiler, e.g.
> #if defined(BOOST_MSVC) && BOOST_MSVC <= 1300
> # define BOOST_MPL_MSVC_ETI_BUG
> are harmless for the beta-testing of the new one.
I suppose. I can see it being useful to be able to demonstrate bugs in
any version of a compiler, though.
> As for checks for current bugs, I think it's our current convention that
> they should be guarded by BOOST_STRICT_CONFIG, like this:
> #if defined(__BORLANDC__) \
> && (__BORLANDC__ <= 0x570 || !defined(BOOST_STRICT_CONFIG))
> # define BOOST_MPL_BROKEN_OVERLOAD_RESOLUTION
> so defining BOOST_STRICT_CONFIG would disable them.
I'm not sure there's universal agreement about that, but now that Doug
has fixed the function headers, the code says otherwise.
> I am afraid it's not thoroughly enforced, though. If we come up with
> a way to simplify the above, personally I would be more than happy.
# define BOOST_WORKAROUND(symbol, test) (defined(symbol) && symbol test)
# define BOOST_WORKAROUND(symbol, test) 0
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