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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-19 08:15:03

> Hi Peter
>> Don't automatically jump to conclusions that partial ordering is
>> broken; more often than not, it is the code that is broken.
> How I wished that was true :) more often than not, making
> my library work for a wide range of compilers had nothing
> to do with my code compliance. This particular case is,
> to my delight, an exception.

You are right. Sorry.

It's just that I notice a disturbing tendency to define global defect macros
to work around a particular failure in a particular library. Even if the
compiler is indeed at fault, and sometimes it is not, the shortcoming
usually does not affect the other 50+ libraries in Boost. Defining the
global defect macro would be a bit harsh.

This has been true in the old Boost days as well, but lately the compilers
are more right and the code is more wrong. :-)

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