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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Compatibility with STLPort
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-30 16:30:48

Beman Dawes wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]
>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've created ticket #3241 some time ago, with a patch attached. It's about
>> Boost.Filesystem compatibility with STLPort expression templates feature.
>> So far no activity has appeared on it, although the fix is trivial. Is it
>> OK if I go ahead and commit the patch?
>> PS: Ticket URL is
> Unless I'm missing something, the code being replaced would be perfectly
> valid with a conforming implementation of the standard library, and only
> causes a problem because STLPort isn't conforming. Thus I'd rather use an
> #ifdef so that the replacement only applies to STLPort.

But the new code is also conforming. Is it worth to put an #ifdef when
the new code alone works everywhere?

> Is this something STLPort intends to fix, by the way?

I didn't ask, as I don't think this can be fixed in STLPort. Unless, by
disabling the template expressions altogether, that is, which is already
possible. But it would be a pity to lose this optimization because of
one or two places of incompatibility that are so easy to fix.

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