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Subject: Re: [boost] Can Boost accept libraries that works only withC++0x compilers?
From: Thomas Klimpel (Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-18 13:10:19

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> > Will it be called "C++0x" or "C++10"?
> C++11 is more likely.

>From the reference Christopher gives, I actually get the impression that the name is already fixed, and that it will be "C++11".

vincente.botet wrote:
> > Will it be called "C++0x" or "C++10"?
> It is C++0x. And is already fixed.

Do you also have a reference for this statement?

vincente.botet wrote:
> I didn't think that the name could be a problem.

It's not so much about the name, but about the consequences of the confusion it creates. And I wasn't sure whether the name is still open or already fixed, so I just pointed out that an unclear name is really bad in this case.

I did some tests with the proposed boost move library some time ago and wasn't aware that gcc-4.3, gcc-4.4 and gcc-4.5 behaved complete different in c++0x mode, and the resulting confusion led me to wrong conclusion and also costed me quite some time. And the libraries that already have emulated move support and C++0x mode move support will have a nice time working around the subtle differences between the different C++0x modes that can already be found in the wild.

Of course you intent C++0x to mean the C++0x mode as found in gcc-4.5, msvc-10 and icc-11, but as stated in <>, these compilers are not even among the compilers that are tested for the release branch. OK, msvc-10 is tested now for the release branch thanks to Richard Webb, and I haven't even said "thank you" for this :(

But msvc-10 has many failed regression tests in the summary, and gcc-4.5 would also have many if it would be present, as you can see in the trunk summary where it is present: <>.

Why not simply wait a bit for the confusion to settle? I haven't even got any useful feedback so for on my patches for Boost.Iterator to get Boost.MultiArray working with msvc-10: <>. And I'm pretty sure that Boost.MultiArray is not the only boost library with serious problems on msvc-10 and icc-11 (especially since in my opinion it is Boost.Iterator that has the bug).


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