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Subject: Re: [boost] [mpl] mpl::string, help needed (vacpp, sun, borland)
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-23 17:51:42

Eric Niebler wrote:
> We have a very interesting problem with the Sun compiler. I see from the
> regression reports that the mpl::string test is passing now with sun-5.9
> on SunOS, but it's failing on Linux. The nature of the failure there is
> fascinating, and reveals our first true portability problem with
> multichar literals. Look at the error:

For anybody interested in tackling this programming challenge, I have
made it easier by isolating the implementation-defined bit-twiddling to
some macros in boost/mpl/string.hpp. With appropriate definitions of the
BOOST_MPL_MULTICHAR_* macros, mpl::string should work on the
sun-5.9/Linux toolset. Any takers?

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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