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Subject: Re: [boost] [Serialization] BOOST_CLASS_EXPORT regression on SunCC
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-17 08:08:35

on Tue Feb 17 2009, Sohail Somani <> wrote:

> Hey Robert,
> I guess that is possible. I have no idea *why* it is not getting
> instantiated though so I wouldn't know where to start. Any suggestions?
> In any case, what part of the standard says that the return type should
> be instantiated? I read the part referenced in register_archive.hpp
> (temp.dep.candidate) but I can't see how to interpret that as "must
> instantiate the return type."

My implementation of BOOST_CLASS_EXPORT used implementation-specific
hacks to get instantiation to happen on different compilers. It all
hinges on what the compiler considers to be "using" a name. So you may
have to find the right hack for Sun. Fortunately, the code was fairly
well localized into a single header IIRC.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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