From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-16 07:02:30
At 01:06 AM 10/16/2003, Joel de Guzman wrote:
>Well, we all know that porting to VC6 is not a trivial task, especially
>template-heavy code such as Spirit. If the author of a particular module
>has no access to VC6 and Borland, usually the task of porting falls on
>Hartmut and the others are also very helpful, but there is no particular
>individual responsible for maintaining compatibility with each compiler.
>a perfect world, we'll all be coding in pure ISO C++ and all is well. But
>in reality, even a seemingly simple patch can wreak havoc that breaks the
>whole code base.
>We (Spirit developers) discussed this problem before. One solution, which
>is not available to us right now, is to have a site where we can test
>compilers, a boost-compiler-farm, if you will. The compiler farm at
>SourceForge is not
>a solution because it targets only *nix platforms. So, I am asking now,
>is it possible to have a boost compiler farm, for boost developers, that
>can target at least *nix and windows compilers?
We need a volunteer with an always on Internet connection and a bunch of
Windows compilers. Ditto for a *nix volunteer.
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