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Subject: Re: [boost] Single letter template type causes errors in compile of program_options and filesystem boost libraries
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-18 15:51:00

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> Mike Collier wrote:
>> The errors are the result of using single letters for variables or
>> template types. The reason for the errors is in my compile environment
>> ( electrical engineering related ) defines are used for the
>> convenience of writing units in code. These defines exist in a vendor
>> supplied header in my project:
>> #define A
>> #define V
>> #define W
>> #define s
>> #define S
>> #define J
> Sorry, but this is just bad coding practice. Instead of changing boost
> in order to accomodate for it, I suggest that you isolate the libraries
> from each other, by carefully undefining those single-letter macros
> prior to including boost.

Another solution might be simply changing include order, so that boost
headers get included prior to the vendor-provided headers.

> If something should use longer names, it's these macros in your library,
> not boost template parameters.

Since this library is not Mike's, I'd rather suggest reporting this
issue to the library vendor.

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