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Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor] Sequences vs. All Other Data Structures
From: Paul Mensonides (pmenso57_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-22 02:31:18

On Sun, 22 Apr 2012 03:10:29 +0000, Nathan Ridge wrote:

>> >> Slightly off-topic: are there any plans to add Chaos to Boost?
>> >
>> > +1
>> As some sort of technological preview? It is not portable enough to be
>> used within Boost, though perhaps a slew of regression failures will
>> cause that to change (unlikely). <rant>MS, in particular, is too busy
>> taking it upon themselves to "ensure C++ is relevant" to prioritize
>> implementing the language.</rant> Also, one of the principles of Chaos
>> is to have absolutely zero compiler workarounds, and that would have to
>> stay if it was ever part of Boost.
> I don't see why one compiler's lack of standards-conformance should
> prevent a useful library from becoming part of Boost.

Because it is not just MSVC that's the problem, and I know what the
tendency will be. This will work with compiler XYZ with *just* this
little workaround.... Any workaround whatsoever in Chaos is absolutely
unacceptable to me. It ruins the very point of the library.

Paul Mensonides

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