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From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro_prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-14 18:20:37

On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 17:42:47 -0400, David Abrahams
<dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>Gennaro Prota <gennaro_prota_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> [eliminating commas...] would require some preprocessing
>> magic which we already preferred not to have when deciding the first
>> implementation of BOOST_WORKAROUND(); see, for instance
>I don't see that conclusion there, but I have to say that I don't
>think whitespace is particularly better than commas here.

Yup, let me wear the boost historian hat :-O

That post was the end - almost 4 years ago! - of the long "[boost]
[Config] Testing instructions for compiler vendors" thread:

whose last part was mainly between you, Paul Mensonides and me. Among
the several syntax choices we went so far to consider things like:


I opposed that one (and other similar) because they required several
pp-lib tricks and "primitives", for the only benefit of a nice syntax.
Despite some divergence on details, we basically all agreed that
something simpler was in order (see your last sentence here):

John also expressed along the same lines:

and thus we had the BOOST_WORKAROUND() implementation that we all know


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