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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-06 10:05:30

"Simon Atanasyan" <atanasyan_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> 2006/12/6, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>:
>> Simon Atanasyan wrote:
>> > Does anybody know why -library=stlport4 and -features=tmplife are not
>> > turned on by default in the sunpro-tools.jam?
>> I suppose because nobody has suggested this to be done.
>> Next Boost release will be using Boost.Build V2, and the documentation
>> for
>> its sun.jam module will recommend using those flags. As for using them by
>> default -- I don't know, I suppose there might be some reason why those
>> options are not on by default in Sun compiler itself?
> Some users still link with libCstd.2.1.1 - old version of std library.
> Sometimes because they do not know about stlport4, sometimes because
> they have third party binary code depends on libCstd.2.1.1. So if we
> (at Sun) make -library=stlport4 is on by default these users have to
> change their Makefiles. IMHO it's not the problem but ... Anyway a lot
> of Boost code cannot be used without modern std library so if user
> want to use Boost it has to use stlport4 and this option should be on
> by default in Boost.

I second that. I believe this option should be on by default. The reason why
Sun keeps non-conformant STL as default I understand, but I don't think they
are applicable here.


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