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Subject: Re: [boost] [msm] Review
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-14 13:55:35

Nelson, Erik - 2 wrote:
> Darryl Green wrote:
> > Rather, I'm don't want msm, when
> > it reaches a wider audience by being in a boost release, being
> > written off (by potential users) as unusable experimental
> > rubbish due to difficulties with euml.
> It seems to me that waiting to add a great library until some
> particular
> compiler supports it isn't a great strategy. Msm works on our
> production compiler, and it seems to me that the compiler support is
> documented. If we fear rejection due to incorrect usage by potential
> users who haven't read the documentation, perhaps the library
> could have
> some built-in support for detecting compilers that are known
> not to work
> and issue a coherent compiler-time error message.

So long as MSM works on multiple, highly-regarded compilers, and its failure on others can be demonstrated reasonably to be due to failure to comply with the standard, then its portability will have been demonstrated. If it only works on one compiler, then its portability case is diminished.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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