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From: Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve (rwgk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-10 12:55:53

--- Toon Knapen <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
> > FWIW: Boost.Python works with both MIPSpro 7.3 and 7.4. The only test that
> > fails is the embedding test.
> > MIPSpro 7.4 == EDG 245, a very good front end. It shouldn't really be a
> problem
> > to make most things work with this compiler, although it will of course
> require
> > some time to work out the fixes.
> I'm prepared to implement fixes for IBM and HP because I know that the
> fix is temporary. The compiler evolves and in the future the fix will
> not be necessary anymore. So implementing a fix is just allowing to use
> the functionality already before the compiler is capable to of compiling
> the standard-compliant implementation of boost. But the mipspro compiler
> does not evolve anymore so you know in advance that will be stuck fixing
> things the whole time without the compiler catching up. And additionally
> I suspect that in 2 years the platform will not be used anymore so why
> bother.

It is still important to us, unfortunately.
I can see that it is not worth bothering for you, but your first email may have
lead some people to the impression that MIPSpro doesn't work at all for Boost,
which is clearly not the case. I just wanted to make sure people know the
MIPSpro can be made to work, as Boost.Python demonstrates.

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