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Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor] Sequences vs. All Other Data Structures
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-25 07:08:23

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Stephan T.
> Lavavej
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:46 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor] Sequences vs. All Other Data Structures
> [Paul A. Bristow]
> > But I haven't understood if there will be grief from existing macro code if the Microsoft fix
> Probably (VC preprocesses billions of lines of code). But if I were a compiler dev, I'd deal with
it with
> pragmas (superior to compiler options, because a header could push/pop requests for preprocessor
> conformance).
> > Is there anything Boost can do to support Paul (and Steven) by sending
> > a collective message to Microsoft, lest they dismiss this as one man's rant?
> For this and other bugs, it is helpful to hear:
> "I maintain Boost.Foobar"/"I maintain Product X, with Y users and Z revenue" and "this bug is
> bad/kitten-vaporizing" (ideally, quantify how many kittens are vaporized)

I'm immensely relieved to know that Microsoft is so sensitive to issues involving vaporization of
kittens ;-)


PS I wouldn't put this issue in that category, but I think it is much more important than it might

Paul A. Bristow,
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