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Subject: Re: [boost] The file boost/detail/endian.hpp needs to be set up for your CPU type
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-09 10:55:12

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 3:57 AM, Adrian_H <adrianh.bsc_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Jonathan Wakely-2 wrote
>> Noone has written a proposal suggesting that it be standardised.
>> Unless someone does that it ain't gonna happen.
>> If noone's bothered yet it suggests to me that it isn't all that
>> important to that many people.
> How does one write a proposal to the C++ committee?

> I'll do it. This is a
> problem that probably comes up a lot, people then figure out some clumsy
> workaround and then forget about it. These workarounds are just that, and
> they impact the bottom line as programmers try and figure out some way of
> figuring them out.
> This should be standard. No workaround required.

Jonathan hit the nail on the head.The C++ standard is essentially an
open source software project staffed entirely by volunteers. There is
no such thing as something that "should be standard" - there are only
things that someone has written a proposal for, and then gone to the
trouble of shepherding through the standardization process.


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