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From: Daniel James (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-22 14:33:36

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>But if we cover all the bugs up with workarounds he'll never see any

Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
> Daniel said his fixes don't make DMC pass all the tests. So presumably
> there'll still be faiulres to point out.

Yes, I've already reported some bugs. As far as type traits were
concerened, I only reported bugs that couldn't be worked around, or were
likely to cause problems elsewhere. After all, overloading on a (...)
parameter is pretty rare. Making a lot of bug reports for something I
had got for free seemed a bit cheeky, especially for doing weird things
like using const void template parameters, and preprocessor metaprogramming.

But, this was probably a mistake. It's up to Walter how important a bug
is. I'll write some more test cases and send them to the Digital Mars
newsgroup. He can let us know if he's likely to fix them. So far, he
hasn't given any indication either way.

I do feel that if I am asking him to make changes to support Boost, I
should put some effort into getting Boost working on Digital Mars. I can
understand why this might not matter to other people, especially since
more standard compliant compilers are available for free.


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