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From: Joel de Guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-27 21:07:00

Jim.Hyslop <Jim.Hyslop_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> What's the policy with respect to updating boost's copy of spirit from the
> main spirit development repository?
> The problem is, boost/spirit/iterator/file_iterator.hpp (in the Boost
> repository) fails to compile, because it is attempting to instantiate
> boost::iterator_adaptor with the incorrect number of parameters. This was
> corrected in early August in the Spirit repository, but that revision has
> not been incorporated into the Boost repository.

Pardon me. This is my fault. I should have synced the CVSes in a weekly
basis but failed to do so. I'll try to make it a point to do regular syncs. Steve Rowe
has just sent me a sync-script. It should be relatively painless now.

> Is refreshing Spirit done on an ad-hoc basis, or is there a planned
> migration?

One problem is that Spirit has a stable version and a developmental version.
Odd minor versions are developmental. Even minor versions are stable.
The stable version is always based on a particular stable boost release,
for obvious reasons. Only bug fixes are supposed to happen in the stable
version. Because of these reasons, it doesn't really make sense to migrate the
stable version to Boost's HEAD cvs. On the other hand, it might be possible
to migrate the developmental version to Boost's CVS. Another problem
is that Spirit has a more frequent release schedule than Boost. I'll discuss this
with the other Spirit developers.



Joel de Guzman

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