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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-05 16:39:05

Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 09:58 PM 8/4/2003, Alisdair Meredith wrote:
> >There is a problem with the Borland BCB6 compiler...
> What is the status of the Borland compiler as far as fixes and
> updates go? Have they announced any plans?

Although they have not announced anything further about more BCB6 service
packs, it is easy to guess that there will not be any more. All indications
are that Borland is working on a BCB7 release but, in true Borland fashion,
there is no date given when it will be released until it happens. Borland
has reiterated they are committed to 100% Ansi C++ standard compatibility,
and have said that they are working on a new compiler engine that will
better support both their Windows and Linux C++ offerings, but again there
is no date or roadmap as to when that might be achieved.

Borland almost never announces any dates for doing anything and, at the
most, they mention general plans with very few specifics. That is evidently
just their normal company policies. Given all the BCB6 bug reports that were
put up on their Quality Central bug tracking system by Mr. Meredith, many
other developers, and yours truly, many of them compiler bugs taken from
Boost tests etc., it is disappointing as per usual that they rarely see it
as a necessity to make there current release better, but at least they have
a roadmap for the many things which will hopefully be fixed in BCB7. I
believe that Boost developers and users can also access their Quality
Central bug tracking system and add their own reports if they like.

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