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Subject: Re: [boost] [atomic] unconditional cmpxchg8b support
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-23 06:21:39

>> imo, all ia32 machines without cmpxchg8b should belong to a museum, and
>> we could introduce a macro like BOOST_ATOMIC_NO_CMPXCHG8B if we really
>> care of compiling for any of those machines.
>> thoughts?
> I think the library should be fair and compile for the platform it is
> requested for. The question of the default target platform should be
> directed to compiler or Debian dev team.

in theory i'd agree with you, but i doubt that it is easy to convince
the debian devs to change their defaults ... and then we (well i) may
still have problems with other linux distributions, maybe mingw/cygwin ...

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