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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-27 15:40:34

Doug Gregor <dgregor_at_[hidden]> writes:

> The graph library has always been in a "barely usable" support on
> certain compilers (Borland <= 5.6.4 and MSVC 6.0, in particular). The
> regression tests have always been a mess---Boost 1.31.0 has very few
> passes for these compilers, and 1.32.0 isn't looking any
> better. However, the library is somewhat usable, if you stick to a
> very small subset and don't mind working around INTERNAL COMPILER
> ERRORs all of the time. What to do?
> I'm marking the library "unusable" on both compilers, so that we can
> concentrate our efforts on those compilers that might actually
> work. Complain loudly, quickly, and preferably with patches if you
> think this is the wrong approach.

Well, Boost.Python supports vc6 and uses Boost.Graph to do so. If
you mark the library unusable, will all effort to keep the parts used
by Boost.Python working with vc6 be stopped?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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