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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Variadic Macro Data library
From: Daniel Larimer (dlarimer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-18 08:53:27

On Feb 17, 2011, at 9:57 PM, Lorenzo Caminiti wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I am requesting that my library, the Variadic Macro Data library, which is
>> in the sandbox in the variadic_macro_data directory, be reviewed for
>> inclusion into Boost.
>> The variadic_macro_data library adds support and functionality for variadic
>> macros to Boost as well as integrating variadic macros with the Boost PP
>> library without changing the latter library in any way.
>> I believe others have used my library, can attest to its quality and that it
> I have been using the variadic_macro_data library to rework
> Boost.Local macros to variadic macros. It turned out I only needed a
> couple of macros from this library (VMD_SIZE and VMD_TO_SEQ) so I
> cannot comment much about the library at this point. However, I read
> the entire library documentation and I am personally pleased with the
> functionalities that it offers and especially with its design that
> does not change any of the Boost.Preprocessor macros.
> I would personally find it useful if this library is reviewed for
> addition to Boost.
>> does what it is supposed to do. and have found it useful when using variadic
>> macros with Boost PP. I myself have used its functionality in my own TTI
>> library in the sandbox. Support for variadic macros is implemented in nearly
>> all modern C++ compilers and the syntax is natural for an end-user. The
>> library is finalized as far as functionality is concerned and I would like
>> to see it in Boost and am willing to maintain it as a Boost library.

If I remember correctly, VS 2008's support for Veridic Macros is limited to pasting the entire __VA_ARGS__ as one token vs pasting it as a series of tokens that may be further manipulated. Has this been fixed in VS2010 or how does your library get around this significant bug?

Is there an online reference to your library somewhere?

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> Lorenzo
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