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Subject: [boost] [lexical_cast] Volunteer testers needed
From: Adam Badura (abadura_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-05 08:45:23

    The attached file contains a modification to lexical_cast which I want
to be included in Boost 1.40. However that requires testing since
lexical_cast is widely used. I did my own tests but it is not enough.

    Thus I ask anyone willing to volunteer to use the attached code and
notify about the result. The attached file should be used instead of Boost's
lexical_cast. It adds boost::classic_lexical_cast which acts exactly as
boost::lexical_cast with std::locale::classic as the global locale.
    Two things have to be tested. 1) [more important] Whether
boost::lexical_cast works as previously after the changes. 2) [less
important] Whether boost::classic_lexical_cast works as expected.

    The changes allow to use lexical_cast in locale-independent tasks (like
serialization of data) through the boost::classic_lexical_cast in
applications which set global locale to something else then the classic
    Also having those changes easies possible addition of text-based
conversion function talking arbitrary locale object.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.

    Adam Badura

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