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Subject: Re: [boost] Workaround for compiler bugs
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-06 10:10:37

At Mon, 06 Dec 2010 09:06:19 -0500,
Edward Diener wrote:
> In attempting to write a library for Boost I have sometimes run into a
> given compiler's bug which prevents my work succeeding for a given
> compiler without a workaround. While I can, and have, gone to a
> compiler's NG or online forum to report the bug, and hopefully find a
> workaround, given the nature and difficulty of template
> metaprogramming there have often been no adequate responses. Of course
> I have worked to find a workaround on my own, but sometimes I can not
> find the "magic incantation" <g> to do so, while in other cases I can.
> Is this a valid NG for bringing such a compiler bug to light so that
> other Boost developers are not only aware of the bug but might have a
> solution, if they have not already developed one for themselevs ?
> Sometimes the bug peripherally involves some Boost library but often
> the bug just involves some sort of template, or template
> metaprogramming, construct which a particular compiler just can not
> handle correctly. In all cases the bug would have to do with some
> Boost-like library I am working on, preferably in the sandbox, else I
> would not feel justified in bringing up this issue in a Boost
> developer NG.

Gray area. I say, if you need help getting over a Boost-related hump,
ask here. If it gets out of hand, moderators will step in.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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