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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] Purpose of compiler identification macros
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-03 04:57:09

>> In select_compiler_config.h there are a number of compiler
>> identification macros of the form BOOST_CXX_SOMECOMPILER. I can find
>> nowhere in boost where these are being used. What is the purpose of
>> these macros ?
> No idea. They were added in 2006 by Gennaro Prota,
> who is no longer around. They're totally useless,
> anyway, as they are always set to 0. I vote that
> we remove them.

+1 from me - they're not used anywhere and are undocumented/tested - so I've
taken them out.


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