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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-16 09:08:32

Daniel Frey <d.frey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Sun, 16 Feb 2003 04:58:42 +0100, Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>> Daniel Frey wrote:
>> [...]
>> Anyway, I would understand your frustration if you've proposed a drop-in
>> replacement for the current 'is_class' implementation that passes all
>> the current tests and is better, in at least one way, than what we have
>> now - and it was ignored. But that's not what happened, is it? If you
> I can't provide a drop-in replacement. I don't have all the compilers
> needed.


> My "vision" is to do it step-by-step and with the help from others. I
> neither have the time nor the amount of compilers needed to do everything
> on my own and in one big step. Or are you suggesting that boost can only
> be improved by people that have access to all compilers that boost
> supports? Than I guess you rule out most of the boosters immediately.

I think this is a specious argument. It's easy enough to avoid
breaking an implementation by using #ifdefs to arrange that your
changes only affect a range of compilers you've tested it against.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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