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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.43][beta] Fix for MPL under gcc 4.5
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-21 07:49:37

Thomas Klimpel wrote:
> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> > I in a perfect world, the GCC developers would actually test their
> > compiler on Boost before releasing it, and report back to us that we
> > have invalid code, or fix the compiler.
> >
> > What's stopping them? Or any compiler vendor for that sake?
> Neither msvc-10.0 nor gcc-4.5 are among the compilers that
> are tested for the release branch
> <
> ary.html> for 1.43. So I guess it is a safe assumption that
> compatibility with msvc-10.0 or gcc-4.5 is not a release
> criteria for 1.43.

You redirected focus on Boost and the 1.43 release, which wasn't Thorsten's point.

> Making 1.44 more compatible with gcc-4.5 and MSVC-10 might be
> a good idea, but the first step in this direction should be
> to add msvc-10.0 and gcc-4.5
> to the regression tests for the release branch. And no, I
> won't donate machine time for these regression tests.

That's important, but rather late. If the vendors test new compilers against Boost, they'd find errors in their compilers and in Boost. Ideally, they'd fix the former before release, and it would be helpful if they reported the latter here so a coincident or immediately subsequent Boost release can include the necessary changes.

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

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