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From: Michael Glassford (glassfordm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-03 10:30:09

Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> Short notes:
> * thread_exception::message() is broken beyond repair, as it
> returns a pointer to local storage (via std::string::c_str())
> * any program using it is broken, too.
> * it is unused by boost itself(!) which is why it can be removed
> * it is the only reason why a helper-function 'system_message()'
> is needed, which can then be removed, too.
> * system_message() is the only reason several headers and a hack
> for strerror() were needed, which can then also be removed.
> * system_message() requires a char-based API on win32, which
> is not available under MS Windows CE, strerror() is also not
> available there, making two more reasons to remove it.
> cheers

OK, thanks. I'll attend to it (and a couple of other fairly recent
bug/patch reports) when I get a chance. I'm still catching with a
backlog of work caused by my machine dying, and I haven't gotten my
Boost CVS access set up yet either.


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