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From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-18 01:11:04

In article <[hidden]>, Beman
Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes
>At 03:40 PM 3/17/2003, Terje Slettebø wrote:
>Are you sure disabling wide character support is really the solution, or
>that it is really fully disabled?
>For the 2.95.x test at
>BOOST_NO_STD_WSTRING is already defined, so presumably wide character
>support is already disabled.
>Look at the error messages from date_time testperiod below, and the source
>code lines they refer to. At least directly, they don't seem releated to
>wide character support.

They are not, but the question is what is meant by
BOOST_NO_STRINGSTREAM? Does it mean that std::stringstream is not
supported and/or that std::basic_stringstream is not supported? The
lexical_cast code assumes that <sstream> is not standard if
BOOST_NO_STRINGSTREAM is defined, and that it is standard if it is not
defined. Clearly, the contents of <sstream> are not standard otherwise
the code would compile.

Either we need to clarify the intent of BOOST_NO_STRINGSTREAM or we need
to added another feature test macro, eg BOOST_NO_BASIC_STRINGSTREAM or
no BOOST_NO_STD_SSTREAM. My preference is that we generalise the meaning
of BOOST_NO_STRINGSTREAM, so that if that macro is defined the
programmer cannot assume standard string stream support, which --
judging by the error messages -- which is the case.


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