Subject: Re: [boost] Adding support for auto in Boost.Foreach
From: paul Fultz (pfultz2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-15 14:00:38
----- Original Message -----
> From: Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]>
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [boost] Adding support for auto in Boost.Foreach
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM, paul Fultz <pfultz2_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Is there interest in adding something like this? Or maybe just part of it?
>> Also if there interest, what kind of process would I go through to get
>> them submitted and reviewed?
> In cases where the compiler doesn't support auto?
> Is it worth the effort? Moving to a compiler that does support auto
> seems easier.
Its much less effort to add support for auto, than to get newer versions of
gcc to compile on older platforms(such as solaris 8 or even 10). Most of the
work is in place(parsing keywords are done and typeof emulations is done),
its just a matter of piecing it together.
Also, auto is only half of the update, the other half, was a way to fix the bug
with commas in a type, which is still a problem on newer compilers(such as
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