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Subject: Re: [boost] [lexical-cast] version of lexical_cast in 1.46.1 is quite older than in trunk
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-31 13:55:53

> "SergV"<serge-voropaev_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> We discovered lexical_cast from 1.43 and 1.46.1 versions do not work in
> our
> program. But version of lexical_cast from trunk work very well. Version
> information:
> 1.46.1 - rev. 56161 13.09.2009
> trunk - rev.65279 5.09.2010
> 1) Is there any reason that release does not include last version
> lexical_cast
> from trunk?
> 2) May be there are a lot of such forgotten files in trunk?

There is also some mess with tickets for lexical_cast : some tickets
are in bug database for
months (and even years).

> On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 18:16 +0300, Matthew Chambers wrote:
>> Does that mean lexical_cast is orphaned? I'd like to see lexical_cast have optimized conversions for
>> string->number and number->string (template specializations using strtol/strtod; or optionally using
>> the spirit-based construe_cast). Being able to pass ios flags to control the format (i.e. boolalpha)
>> would be nice too [...]
>> Which reminds me - lexical_cast error messages are not very
>> informative[...]
>Agreed. This should be added as well[...]

I can take care about some of this issues, but if lexical_cast is
orphaned and not maintained any more
it`ll be just wasting time.

- Antony

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