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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] Variadic template macros in gcc header
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-21 04:40:19

> Why is there two mutually exclusive macros indicating variadic template
> support for gcc ?
> There is the established BOOST_NO_VARIADIC_TEMPLATES which says that any
> compiler does not have variadic template support. Then I find that for gcc
> there is also BOOST_HAS_VARIADIC_TMPL which evidently says that the
> compiler does have variadic template support, and is in no other compiler
> header file than the gcc one. Since the two config macros are mutually
> exclusive in the gcc header file, why is there any need for

Historical baggage - the BOOST_HAS_ one is deprecated and no longer
documented, new code should always be using the BOOST_NO_ version, the other
is present for backwards compatibility. BTW I've just committed a fix to
Trunk to make sure that the two versions are normalized with respect to each
other. If someone wants to take on the task of getting the release branch
free of the BOOST_HAS_ version, then they can also remove it from
Boost.Config ;-)

HTH, John.

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