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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-04 08:04:10

On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:20:50 -0400, David Abrahams wrote
> >> Disable the macros where neccessary? You can do it temporarily and
> >> provide an alias typedef.
> >
> > But what other code would that break if you disable the macro?
> None. When you find the nonconforming platform, you find the
> definition of time, and
> #ifdef time
> # undef time
> #endif
> ... // boost date_time contents
> typedef time time_;
> # define time ... // old definition of time
> #endif

So on the non-conforming platform users have to write time_? This seems like
an awful lot of work when you can just say

typedef boost::posix_time::ptime time;
> > It's been so long that I can't even remember which platform, but
> > these seems like opening a Can-O-Big-Worms....
> It's a principle of Boost to avoid compromising interfaces just to
> accomodate a broken compiler.

Sure I agree with that. Especially for anything that is going to be
standardized. OTH, there will be other time types in the future (ex:
local_time, gps_time) so everything can't be named 'time' anyway.


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