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Subject: Re: [boost] Ticket #2115 Avoid bad Apple macros
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-13 04:40:33

Mat Marcus wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM, Mat Marcus <mat-lists_at_[hidden]>
>>> wrote: ...
>>>> So, please put pressure on Apple, and file the necessary bug
>>>> reports. But each requirement that a library imposes loses a group
>>>> of users. But please also consider "fixing" boost too.
>>> I still haven't seen a concrete proposal as to exactly what a fix
>>> would be.
>> Sadly, I don't know of a better fix than the one you mentioned at the
>> beginning of this thread--namely, that boost avoid using the names
>> that vendors steal with macros in commonly included headers. I didn't
>> like having to rename functions named check() in our code, but my
>> users like it even less when things didn't work for them. (This was
>> some time ago...I didn't look at the original bug report, and I don't
>> know how many Apple headers still pull the offending header in
>> indirectly).

Are the Apple defined macros function-like macros? If so we could use the
usual macro-expansion suppression in these cases as we do with min/max.


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