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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-17 12:40:47

"Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve" <rwgk_at_[hidden]> writes:

> --- Markus Schöpflin <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Ralf, either you're a genious or it's pure coincidence that you are not hit
>> by the bug in the iotraits header file. :-)
> I like to take the best of everything, that would make me a pure genious.
> Thanks! :)
>> This is pretty bad because quite a few boost libraries depend on more than
>> only the C names as specified in the standard. (thread and fs at least,
>> IIRC, but I think there are more)
> In the hot days of Boost.Python development we were very careful to use only
> ANSI features. Anything else is non-portable and bound to break somewhere,
> sooner or later. I.e. I think the libraries that don't compile with -std
> strict_ansi should be fixed.

pthreads is an extension to what's required by ANSI. I think that
might make Boost.Threads impossible.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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