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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-09 10:27:00

"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> I have been playing about briefly attempting to use some of boost-1.30.2
>> with Borlands' new compiler bccx 6.00 (__BORLANDC__ == 0x600). As some
>> may know, this is an EDG based compiler (I think EDG 3.01) using
>> DinkumWare for the STL (and possibly the RTL too).
>> I have attached a new borland.hpp config header. Basically the only
>> workaround I've needed so far has been BOOST_NO_VOID_RETURNS otherwise
>> function fails to work with void. This header would probably be best
>> re-structured by someone as I've basically #def'd out all the current
>> work-arounds and added just the new one at the bottom.
>> The other places I've found work-arounds need is because code only
>> checks against __BORLANDC__ so workarounds are being introduced which
>> aren't necessary for the new compiler. I haven't done this by find and
>> replace, more by when errors have shown. I have changed code such as
>> I'm really wondering who is able to tell whether these changes are good
>> and if anyone is actually trying to get bccx working with boost at the
>> moment (I know it has been mentioned briefly before).
> Current cvs should work moderately well with that compiler - all the config
> and type_traits and regex tests are passing for example - however a lot of
> tests fail if you try and build them with debug info (internal compiler
> errors), and there are some strange behaviours when in MSVC compatibility
> mode (ADL doesn't work for example, and as you note the compiler pretends to
> be VC6 which messes up all kinds of things). At some point we will need to
> check all the __BORLANDC__ workarounds : but that's a big job, and at the
> moment the compiler appears too unstable to use it to regularly regression
> test against.

You might also try going into the status directory and running the
tests with:


That'll find all places where

   BOOST_WORKAROUND(__BORLANDC__, BOOST_TESTED_AT(some-earlier-version))

was used.

We really ought to be doing that for each new compiler release, so we
can be sure that we're not using any unneccessary workarounds, but...

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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