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Subject: Re: [boost] Merging to release
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-07-16 07:41:49

Tim Blechmann wrote:
> >> * some compilers (at least gcc-4.3) implement rvalue
> >> references, but stl containers do not provide emplace
> >> semantics. so one does not have precise control via
> >
> > I don't think BOOST_NO_RVALUE_REFERENCES (now
> > BOOST_NO_CXX11_RVALUE_REFERENCES) should be used as any
> > indication of presence/absence of emplace member functions.
> > That would be another macro entirely.
> true, especially as it is a compiler vs stdlib thing.

Perhaps it would be useful to have a manifest constant that indicates a lack of complete support for a particular header -- a conforming implementation would not define that constant, then -- plus constants for each specific feature, but only as the need arises. Thus, in one conditional, a library could determine full conformance and otherwise can test for the various pieces wanted.

> but then the `correct' way is to have one preprocessor symbol
> for each container ...

New feature manifest constants should be added as the need arises, not preemptively, to avoid unnecessary preprocessing bloat.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
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Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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