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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-31 07:24:37

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Rene Rivera" <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> I took some time to take a closer look at what the current test failures
>> could be about on the cw-8.3 compiler... before I go on vacation.
>> Specifically I looked at the test_exported errors as those seemed to be
>> common to both the 9 and 8 versions of CW. My findings...
>> I managed to get the export tests to *pass* by modifying the test itself
>> (see attached). The problems boils down to the behavior of CW to only
>> instantiate templates when they are used. This not just applies to class
>> templates, but to template methods.
> Agreed

This should be considered standard portable behavior. If the library
is relying on different behavior, a redesign is probably in order
(after the release, of course).

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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