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From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-17 04:13:50

vicente.botet wrote:

>> So, the message is likely to totally confuse some users, and force other
>> users to keep local
>> modifications to boost. Can we either remove this check, or assume that
>> unknown version of
>> compiler is identical in behaviour to the last known one?
> Hello,
> this seams reasonable for new versions of already known compilers.


> For not
> know compilers the question is what would be the default value. One
> possibility is to provide a user define that give the default known
> compiler, the other preserve the error.

Why? What good does the error do to user? Failing just because the compiler
*might* have a bug does not seem right.

> Anyway I think that the warning should be preserved (adding the address of
> the page explaining how to do that will help) and maybe this could be
> protected with conditional compilation.
> # warning "Unknown compiler version - please run the configure tests and
> report the results ("
> #endif

Why would a user who's just downloaded Boost and builds it on SVN version
of gcc have to specify some defines?

- Volodya

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