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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.47.0] Merge request for quickbook+random
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-03 05:45:19

On 3 July 2011 02:17, Mathias Gaunard <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 07/02/2011 06:08 PM, Daniel James wrote:
>> There's a constexpr method in that file which isn't just a return
>> statement, which was causing random (and libraries which depend on it)
>> to fail on gcc 4.6.0 in C++0x mode. So the change just disables use of
>> constexpr. A proper fix is pretty simple so I'll do that for the next
>> release if necessary.
> Isn't it better to simply remove the temporary variable to make it a valid
> constexpr?

At this stage in the release process, I'd prefer to use the simplest,
least disruptive change. Disabling the user of constexpr only affects
gcc in C++0x mode (the preprocessed code is identical elsewhere), and
causes it to use an implementation that's known to work. It's also a
much easier change to review.

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