Subject: [boost] Is there a macro to test if std::numerc_limits<>::max_digits10 is supported by a platform?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-14 07:00:12
A proposed (but not reverted) fix for
Trac #5758: Boost.Test Floating-point comparison diagnostic output does not support radix 10
if( std::numeric_limits<T>::is_specialized && std::numeric_limits<T>::radix == 10 )
ostr.precision( 2 + std::numeric_limits<T>::max_digits10);
// Assume that max_digits10 is provided for all radix 10 as they are quite new,
// and anyway Kahan formula will not work for decimal.
has caused trouble on platforms that do not yet support
We need a macro perhaps BOOST_NO_NUMERIC_LIMITS_ MAX_DIGITS10
that will prevent the compiler seeing this code if max_digits10 is not supported.
Do I need to add a default for all compilers
# define BOOST_NO_NUMERIC_LIMITS_ MAX_DIGITS10
and then undefine for compilers that DO support
#if defined (_MSC_VER >=1600) || (... other compilers that DO support)
# undef BOOST_NO_NUMERIC_LIMITS_ MAX_DIGITS10
Can anyone advise compiler versions or library versions that DO support max_digits10?
PS maxdigits10 will become more useful generally as the wrong value in float in MSVC 2011 seems to
be corrected in
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 RC 11.0.50522.1
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