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From: Christopher Currie (christopher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-28 14:26:20

Cheenu Srinivasan wrote:

> I have been trying to build boost with the Sun Workshop compiler and
> run into various build failure (see below). It build fine with g++.
> Any ideas? Thanks.

The Sun C++ compiler is believed to be severly broken w.r.t. templates,
particularly in older releases. Many complex uses of templates will
cause the compiler to assert in various places, and Boost::MPL is a real

Sun's official policy is to fix bugs in the most current version of
their compiler, and back port fixes to previous releases based on
demand. If you have a support contract with Sun, I encourage you to
contact them for assistance in identifying the cause of these compiler
failures, and getting patches released for older versions of their compiler.

That said, I have met with limited success using selected libraries of
boost with Sun CC, although many libraries continue to give it
heartburn. To date I have been able to use bind, smart_ptr, and parts of
thread. However, I have only been successful using the latest patches on
Forte Developer 7 C++ 5.4. I haven't had access to Workshop 6u2 for six
months, so I can't personally provide guidance on how to proceed.

Good luck,

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