From: Rajat Monga (rajatmonga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-20 01:19:50
This issue is with gcc, but a much earlier version - 2.95. I had to compile my code recently with gcc 2.95 where I ran into lack of ostream issues.
So this change should be done only if gcc 2.95 is not to be supported moving forward.
----- Original Message ----
From: Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 7:12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] mistaken uses of <iostream>
Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2006, at 10:20 AM, Howard Hinnant wrote:
>> I did a brief survey of boost 1.33.1 and found many "relaxed" uses of
>> <iostream> under the boost/ directory (i.e. non test-case code). So
>> in practice it does appear that using <iostream> as a shortcut is
>> considered acceptable practice. However I wanted to highlight the
>> point just in case people do view this as a bug that has simply snuck
>> in under the radar to date.
> IIRC, at one point we were supporting a platform that had <iostream>
> but not <istream> or <ostream>, so I got in the habit of using
> <iostream> despite its cost. That platform might not matter any more,
> and I'd support fixing Boost's headers to avoid including
> iostream.... just not for 1.34.0 :)
I agree. I have a vague recollection the platform was GCC, although that
was many years ago so I may be mistaken.
Out of curiosity, I changed the uses of <iostream> in my local copy of
the random library to use other std headers, and it still passes
regression tests for GCC 3.3.4.
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