From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-01 20:16:58
At 01:53 PM 1/1/2004, David Abrahams wrote:
>Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> As far as the Boost regression tests go, there hasn't be a lot of
>> progress with GCC. The same Boost tests have been failing for the last
>> four or five GCC releases, regardless of operating system.
>> This sounds to me as if the Boost developers must think the problems
>> lie with GCC (or just plain aren't paying attention), while the GCC
>> folks think the problems lie with Boost (or just plain aren't paying
>> Someone needs to step forward and break the log-jam. File bug reports,
>> email developers, and make sure someone is actively working on each
>> issue. I've been doing that with Intel, Metrowerks, and Microsoft and
>> it does work, typically resulting in fixes for both Boost and compiler
>> (or occasionally std library) code.
>> Any volunteers for GCC?
>Don't we know the maintainers for each of the libraries with
>failures? Can't we ask them directly?
We can certainly try.
The failures for the Win32 cgg 3.3.1 tests are:
regex/ 9 failures (runtime crashes)
test/errors_handling_test (runtime crash)
Boost developers for those libraries please report the bugs to
It wouldn't surprise me if the errors_handling_test and regex failures are
a Boost problem with Boost.Test, or at least a problems that are being
worsened by the Boost.Test problem. But Gennadiy is (1) on vacation, and
(2) says he needs help with gcc, which he isn't familiar with.
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