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Subject: Re: [boost] [compiler workaround] Are we purging history?
From: Joaquin M Lopez Munoz (joaquin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-14 02:27:27

Daryle Walker <darylew <at>> writes:

> As I understand it, the people modernizing Boost code by getting rid of old
> compiler workarounds are doing
> two things:
> 1. Remove the workaround macro flags and the code that uses them, leaving
> the code that doesn't use the
> workarounds behind.
> 2. Purging those workaround macros from Boost.Config.
> If we are doing [2], why? Doing [1] is sufficient for modernization.
> Doing [2] is just purging history that we spent blood/sweat/tears
> generating.

Personal opinion here: equivalent (or larger) amounts of b/s/t have been
spent in generating the code that [1] is sending into oblivion, so
if you're OK with [1] why do you care for [2]?

Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica Digital

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