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From: Douglas Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-06 01:18:15

For those interested in attending the "Implementing a mini
Boost.Fusion using C++0x" workshop, we suggest that you install a
compiler capable of handling some of the C++0x features discussed
today, especially decltype, variadic templates, and rvalue
references. GCC 4.3 is one such option.

For Windows users: MINGW is the fastest way to get GCC 4.3. Here are
the steps:

        1) Download the automated installer for MINGW, here:


            When running the installer, you only need to install the
"minimal" set of files.

        2) Download the "core" and "g++" GCC 4.3.0 binaries from here:


        3) Unzip the two files over top of your MINGW distribution, which
replaces the default (ancient) compiler with GCC 4.3.

        4) Try to compile a simple problem, e.g., "static_assert(false, "It
works!");" with

                c:\mingw\bin\g++ -std=c++0x foo.cpp

For Mac users: MacPorts has a version of GCC 4.3, which should be
installable with:

        sudo port install gcc43

Fink also has a version of GCC 4.3 in the unstable distribution. Once
you've configured for the unstable distribution, use:

        fink install gcc43

For Linux users: You can build GCC 4.3 on your own (get the source at, or perhaps be lucky enough to find a binary for your
particular distribution.

        - Doug

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