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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-15 13:38:44

Angus Leeming <angus.leeming_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> I object to adding all these specific silencing tests. IIRC we were
>> going to handle this by creating boost macros for each compiler,
>> similar to BOOST_MSVC, that were always #defined (possibly to 0), and
>> using those in the BOOST_WORKAROUND tests. Otherwise, we will end up
>> uglifying a lot of code, where BOOST_WORKAROUND is supposed to make
>> the code much simpler and more readable.
> Right. Agree 100%.
> The problem is that, at the moment, no such macro is always
> defined.

That should be done in boost/config/suffix.hpp

> How about macros like this in workaround.hpp:
> ======================================================
> #if defined(__BORLANDC__)
> #else
> #endif

No thanks. We need BOOST_BORLANDC, etc. There are times when those
values will be useful without the BOOST_WORKAROUND macro.

> Sorting through the sources, it appears that there are BOOST_WORKAROUNDS
> used for the following macros (extraction script also below). Would you
> like me to proceed on a bitwise basis, defining macros as above and then
> applying it to the code base, or can you describe a better way (for me) to
> proceed?

It isn't just the uses of BOOST_WORKAROUND that will benefit. I'm
sure there are plenty of legacy tests that should be converted.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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