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Subject: Re: [boost] [Config] Multiple versions of Boost
From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-13 13:22:11

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Sohail Somani wrote:
>> There is one obvious problem I see with the -DBOOST_NAMESPACE=foo
>> approach: there is no way to include two versions of Boost within the
>> same translation unit. Unfortunately, I don't think there would be any
>> acceptable way to do this. Though I'm sure you will come back with a way
>> to do it!
> There is actually a worse problem. Any solution involving
> a namespace alias will break code like:
> namespace boost {
> namespace fusion {
> namespace extension {
> template<>
> struct begin_impl<...> { ... };
> }
> }
> }

It would also break forward declarations found in user code, which are
perhaps not officially supported but I've done my share of:

namespace boost { template <class> class function; }

and others, in my own headers.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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