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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. -Rajat ----- Original Message ---- From: Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> To: boost_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. --Beman _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe & other changes:

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