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Subject: Re: [boost] type_with_alignment.hpp / alignment_of.hpp too heavy
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-07 12:27:26

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:05 AM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> on Thu Oct 02 2008, "Christian Holmquist" <> wrote:
>> 2008/10/1 Emil Dotchevski <emil_at_[hidden]>
>>> So, at least I need to include alignment_of.hpp which is so heavy it
>>> practically nullifies my efforts to pimpl the U type away in the cpp.
>> Have a look at boost/intrusive/detail/mpl.hpp, there's a alignment_of with
>> the following comment
>> //boost::alignment_of yields to 10K lines of preprocessed code, so we
>> //need an alternative
>> Since it's in detail, maybe it's safe to check with the author (Ion?)
>> first..
> I would prefer to fix this dependency problem. AFAICT it only exists
> for VC6/7 support of mpl lambda expressions with boost type traits. Is
> this the only trait that exhibits that level of dependency?

FWIW, I think we should be removing VC 6 and 7.0 workarounds,
particularly in libraries where there is some real downside to
continued support for these now long obsolete compilers.


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