Subject: Re: [boost] [c++11]
From: Andreas Schäfer (gentryx_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-06-14 14:41:33
On 20:20 Fri 14 Jun , Lars Viklund wrote:
> Even if GCC can target an OS, it's not always as suitable as the native
> compiler on the OS, with the native runtime. There are also several
> alternative C++03 compilers that serve special purposes. Should projects
> needing their other features (excellent auto-vectorisation, etc.) have
> to completely drop Boost due to an urge to constantly target the
> bleeding edge.
I'd like to add some examples here: if you work on any IBM big iron
(e.g. Blue Gene), then you're expected to use XL C++, on Cray it's
crayCC and finally Fujitsu ship their own compiler for their vector CPU
machines, too. Even if you use GCC, you might need to use an older
version, e.g. folks working with CUDA are currently tied to GCC 4.6.
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