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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-20 13:37:58

> I am not sure I understand your point about the
> __has_trivial_constructor intrinsic being broken... it seems to work
> pretty fine to me ?

Darn, you're right, thanks for the correction.

> Boost::is_pod and boost::has_trivial_constructor become broken
> because the first one use the intrinsic and the second one use the
> first one...

Yup, that was what I was seeing.

> As far as I am concerned, I patched boost/type_traits/intrinsics.hpp
> by commenting out the __is_pod intrinsic, and now everything seems
> working
> fine.
> Most of the time, code using is_pod can be refined to be more generic
> and only use the other intrinsics. I thus managed to remove all
> is_pod uses from my code and thus still always benefit from compiler
> information.
> Perhaps it would be possible to rebuild a non-broken is_pod using
> compiler information, based only on the other intrinsics ?

Yep, just done it: change intrinsics.hpp to contain:

# define BOOST_IS_POD(T) (__is_pod(T) && __has_trivial_constructor(T))

and your test case passes now.

I need to do some more testing, but that does look like a good fix.


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