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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding libc++ support to boost.
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-17 08:17:02

On 17 Feb 2011, at 12:19, Larry Evans wrote:

> On 02/10/11 14:27, Christopher Jefferson wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I want to add support for libc++, the c++ standard library attached
>> to clang, to boost. Fixes required should not be attached to clang,
>> as clang can use various standard libraries. Is there a standard
>> way I should add the library, or just add the macro where needed.
>> The best macro to use for detecting libc++ is
>> _LIBCPP_VERSION. Hopefully the changes required will be minimal.
> Unfortunately, libc++, as of a few weeks ago, was having problems with
> a simple hello world program:

While libc++'s support for linux and windows is poor, on Mac OS X it is complete and works great. I am already compiling large c++ programs using a bug-fixed boost, using clang and libc++ on the mac.

So far I have only found one issue in libc++, already fixed, and one issue in clang, which should be fixed soon.

If people want to work on getting libc++ working on linux and windows, that is great. Once they work, the configuration for libc++ in boost might need extending, based on operating system.


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