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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] Add BOOST_NO_RANGE_BASED_FOR macro?
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-07-09 19:57:11

On Jul 9, 2012, at 11:42 AM, Marshall Clow wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2012, at 11:34 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM, John Maddock <boost.regex_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> 2) If you have to add a config flag, please match the CXX11 naming scheme
>>>> and call it something like
>>> +1 for that name.
>> I really don't want to change naming schemes this far into it. If we
>> go down that road, we should also rename the 28 Macros that don't use
>> that scheme.
>> Are you suggesting we should just byte the bullet and change them all?
> Yes, I am.
> I suggest that we do the same thing that I did for 1.50 and all the BOOST_NO_0X_* macros.
> Define new ones, make the old ones have the same value as the new ones, and then, down the road, kill off the old ones.
> See trunk/boost/config/suffix.hpp.
> I even think that renaming all the macros (while keeping the old names around; not necessarily changing client code) is worth doing for 1.51.

(Putting his money where his mouth is)

Here's a patch vs. the trunk which renames all the macros in the table "Macros that describe C++11 features not supported" (with the notable exception of BOOST_NO_LONG_LONG) to have consistent names.
For example:

All the old names are then #defined to be the same as the new names;
All the code and tests in config has been updated to use the new names.
All the old names have been put into the "Boost Deprecated Macros" table.

The goal here is no changes to client code (including code in boost outside of the config library).
This seems to work fine on my system (Mac with gcc and clang)

Now Beman can define "BOOST_NO_CXX11_RANGE_BASED_FOR" and it will match the style with other macros.


-- Marshall

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