Subject: Re: [boost] [config] polygon library long long, long double portability
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-26 18:49:17
Simonson, Lucanus J wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Simonson, Lucanus J wrote:
>>> John Maddock wrote:
>>>>>> msvc has 64 bit ints, but doesn't call them long long.
>>>> Yes it does, at least with current versions :-)
>>> I don't compile in old versions of MSVC for a number of reasons,
>>> and only test with MSVC9. I guess for my purposes MSVC does have
>>> 64 bit long long.
>> Visual C++ 8.0 is not old and is well supported by Boost.
> I was quite happy to move forward to MSVC9, though I don't remember
> what it was about MSVC8 that I was happy to get away from. Maybe I
> was just still so happy to get away from MSVC7
Do you mean 7.0 or 7.1?
> that I got the same
> warm happy feeling when upgrading to MSVC9. ;)
Nice, but I believe Boost does still support older versions.
I'm not sure if it's a Boost-wide requirement that all libraries must
support all compilers, but it's quite common between users to assume
So, I'm not sure if your happiness meets users expactations
as Viasual C++ 8.0 is still widely used and will be for long time.
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