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From: Marcus Lindblom (macke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-15 02:07:20

Christopher Lux wrote:
> Hi,
> we discovered a compiler bug using Visual C++ 8.0 (SP1). This bug makes
> boost namespace items visible in the global namespace and so makes boost
> libraries conflict with other libraries. The following example [1]
> displays how this bug can make namespace items public. When moving the
> exception class definition outside the namespace everything works as
> expected.
> We encountered this problem when using boost::integer in combination
> with boost::serialization. After including the file shared_count_132.hpp
> all boost::integer types are public and conflict with other libraries.
> This leads to the problem shown in the example [0]. The uint32_t type is
> publicly visible.
> To our knowledge this bug is present in Visual C++ 8.0 (SP1). Visual C++
> 9.0 does not show this bug anymore.

We found this last week, I posed it to the list and filed a ticket:

We found it in conjunction with IntelTBB, rather than boost::integer though.

Robert has fixed it though, it looks like. (Good work!)


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