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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.47.0] Merge request for quickbook+random
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-03 07:29:39

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 5:45 AM, Daniel James <dnljms_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

I agree, but you might want to go ahead with the permanent fix in
trunk so that it doesn't get forgotten for 1.48.0. And make yourself a
note to merge to release once branches/release opens up for 1.48:-)


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