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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] [chrono] consexpr workaround
From: Krzysztof Czainski (1czajnik_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-20 13:57:57

2013/3/19 Vicente J. Botet Escriba <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]>

> Le 19/03/13 22:25, Krzysztof Czainski a écrit :
> 2013/3/19 Vicente J. Botet Escriba <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]>
>> Le 19/03/13 17:00, Krzysztof Czainski a écrit :
>>> So now, narrowing the question to use of
>>> BOOST_CONSTEXPR in Boost.Chrono:
>>>> 1. Could the functions marked BOOST_CONSTEXPR be also marked inline (and
>>>> this question probably applies to other Boost libraries)?
>>>> 2. This is probably related only to the TI compiler I use: marking
>>>> constructors inline doesn't work for me, they need to be marked
>>>> BOOST_FORCEINLINE (I've configured it), so could the constexpr
>>>> constructors
>>>> in Boost.Chrono be marked with BOOST_FORCEINLINE as well?
>>>> Hi,
>>> could you point me to the cases that need to be inlined that the compiler
>>> doesn't inline by itself?
>>> Please create a ticket so that I don't forget it.
>>> Best,
>>> Vicente
>> Hi Vincente,
>> Thanks for looking at this.
>> I think this TI compiler doesn't inline anything not marked inline.
>> Additionally it doesn't seem to inline constructors, unless marked
>> So if there aren't any thoughts against this, I suggest all constexpr
>> functions in duration and time_point to be marked inline, and constexpr
>> constructors to be marked forceinline. Or should I just touch the cases,
>> that need to be inline in my example situation? I'd prefer the former ;-)
>> I'll create a ticket and supply a patch shortly.
>> Cheers,
>> Kris
>> [1] The TI compiler supports the GCC extension attribute forceinline.
>> What makes the consexpr functions different from the other functions
> that the compiler could inline and it doesn't?
> Are you proposing that all the boost libraries uses BOOST_FORCEINLINE on
> all the functions defined in the declaration?
> Vicente

I misread those files, all constexpr function are already inline ;-)

So I'm only talking about constructors (3 constructors of class duration,
and 3 constructors of class time_point), and constexpr doesn't have much to
do with this, sorry for the noise.

Ticket #8318 created with a patch.


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