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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-22 10:24:05

Aleksey Gurtovoy <agurtovoy_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams writes:
>> Aleksey Gurtovoy <agurtovoy_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> Should we mark Boost.Python as unusable with gcc 2.95.3/Intel 7.1-8.0
>>> on Linux? The number of failures for these looks unhealthy --
>> Well, no, we should fix whatever is causing the regressions.
> What regressions are you referring to? Everything besides
> "data_members" has been failing in 1.31 as well. I was talking about
> green/yellow failures -- about 1/3 of the tests fail; is the library
> still usable in this state?

Oh, I understand.

The problems with gcc-2 only occur when C++ exceptions are thrown and
the framework catches them, which happens quite often in those
tests. So technically gcc-2 is usable if you're careful.

As for Intel, it certainly used to work at some point, and I'm pretty
sure LBL is using it successfully. My guess is that it's a linking
problem that we can correct.

>> But as far as I can tell from the link you posted, only Intel 8.0
>> is having a problem.
> And, judging from the Martin's 1.31 results XML, it's not a regression
> either.

I understand. If we can't fix the supposed linking problem I think
we should mark it unusable.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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