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Subject: Re: [boost] [Serialization] BOOST_CLASS_EXPORT regression on SunCC
From: Sohail Somani (sohail_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-17 13:28:18

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Tue Feb 17 2009, Sohail Somani <> wrote:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Ok, that is a start. Thanks.
>> Still, why intentionally restrict portability even further when the
>> alternative was not burdensome to begin with? I would have better luck
>> implementing a portable export (the previous version)
> Previous to what?

Previous to the current version. 1.34.1.

>> rather than figuring out hacks for each compiler.
> Previous to my implementation, there was a nasty #include ordering
> dependency. That's what I fixed.

You introduced a gigantic regression. Is that not important?

Sohail Somani

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