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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-20 01:02:36

Robert Ramey wrote:

> Yesterday I studied this question carefully in light of the experience
> gained from testing with my own compilers and reviewing the test results.
> I altered the utf8_codecvt_facet.cpp to make it more correct and more
> obvious as to the issues it addresses with regard to each compiler. I
> tested on all the compilers I have (borland 5.51, borland 5.60, msvc 6.0,
> msvc-stlport, msvc 7.1 and gcc 3.3/cygwin and was satisfied with the
> results. I am awaiting test results for other compilers. I'm hopeful that
> this will achieve results satisfactory to all concerned.

The results will appear as part of serialization status? Maybe, you could also
send the modified files to Pavel Vozenilek to make sure it compiles with
whatever borland he has?

> Vladimir's point is a interesting one: The is code module doesn't really
> belong to either package - the question arises as to where it should be
> placed. If I leave in the serialization package or Vladimir leaves it in
> the program options package its unsatisfactory as we either have to more or
> less identical packages or a non-sensical cross dependency. There is
> currently not neutral place for *.cpp code, docs and tests for unreviewed
> code of this nature.

Guess libs/details/utf will be OK.

> As to the particular case of this code module, there was an open invitation
> to review/scrutinize it and several people did comment it should be moved
> to boost directory/namespace, Vladimir found it sufficiently useful to copy
> it into the program options project. No one has found any major fault with
> its design, interface or implementation. The only problem has is that it
> depends upon libraries whose implementation is inconsistent in this area
> and this is being addressed and resolved by testing. My only regret is
> that Vladimir didn't communicate to me the changes he saw fit to make.

I'm sorry too. Guess I though you won't be touching the file before adding
library to CVS.....

> I
> certainly would have been very happy to either incorporate the changes he
> included for CW (as I did the changes submitted by Pavel Vozenilek).
> Actually I would have been happy to hand this off to Vladimir or anyone
> else who would like to take responsibility for it as it's really peripheral
> to the serialization library in any case.

Is your new version in CVS now? If so, I think I can handle creating a single

- Volodya

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