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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-01 07:42:26

"Pavel Vozenilek" <pavel_vozenilek_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote
>> When I compile anything that includes is_abstract.hpp
>> I get a compiler ICE with VC 7.0
>> since is_abstract.hpp is included by type_traits.hpp
>> it means that a large part of boost 1.31 release candidate 2
>> is now uncompilable on this platform.
> Boost.Config should be appended with new macro (BOOST_NO_SUPPORT_FOR_DR337
> or better name) and is_abstract.hpp conditionally included.
> Current regression test results can be used to check out which compilers
> handle is_abstract<>.

Robert is right that this sort of change should never be made so late
in a release cycle. It's especially too late in the cycle to be
adding the sort of complexity you're proposing above. IMO we should
take it out of the release branch.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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