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Subject: Re: [boost] [predef] Status and review results?
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-21 17:22:33

On Sunday 21 April 2013 16:00:49 Rene Rivera wrote:
> Just a quick message to mention that I've finished all the review related
> changes to the Predef library. And done some of the future tasks on the
> library. In particular the addition of endianness definitions and the
> moving of MinGW as a platform instead of a compiler (and hence the addition
> of BOOST_PLAT category of macros.
> And the one question I have is.. When will the review results of the
> library be decided on? I ask for two reasons. One, the obvious, is just to
> know if it's accepted or not. And to know if it's not accepted and hence
> that I should spend time to recreate a "boost/detail/endian.hpp" header
> that implements the Predef logic for endian detection.
> Note the project move to Github earlier this year (in preparation for the
> Boost git move). You can find the project at <
>>, and browse the current
> documentation at <>.

I noticed this in the docs:

Intel IA-64 architecture.

x86_64 (aka amd64 and Intel64), which is a widespread extension to IA32 (x86),
is not the same as IA64, which is implemented in Itanium CPUs. Could you,
please, separate these two architectures?

Also, FYI there is a new "architecture" x86_32 on Linux, which is not legacy
x86 described by your BOOST_ARCH_X86_32 macro. x86_32 is essentially x86_64
with 32 bit pointers and size types. You should probably make this clear in
the docs and I'd even rename BOOST_ARCH_X86_32 to BOOST_ARCH_X86_LEGACY or
something because of this and introduce BOOST_ARCH_X86_32 with the new
meaning. Sorry, I don't have specific macros to detect x86_32 right now but it
is supported by gcc.

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