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Subject: Re: [boost] [V1.46][Spirit] request for late minute changes to release branch
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-23 07:27:01

On 23 Jan 2011, at 12:21, Bryce Lelbach wrote:

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> Well, rather, compiled and misbehaved. Not particularly in an unpredictable
> fashion.

Still, if this version of boost ended up in an ubuntu release, or some such, then a lot of people might end up with miscompiled code. I was looking forward to using utree, and now I am going to have to add an explicit version test, to make sure I don't pick up this broken version.

Unfortunately, people tend to just try compiling code they get with whatever is on their system first, and don't check headers.

If the particular headers are just never supposed to be included, they could just be 'poisoned' with a #error, or as you say deleted. I realise this might hold release up, but would avoid known-broken code being released.


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