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Subject: Re: [boost] [context] Don't hard-code the assembler
From: pmenso57_at_[hidden]
Date: 2014-04-08 02:36:19

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Oliver Kowalke" <oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden]>

> > The only real problem that I'm aware of is MinGW,
> > which you should support directly anyway.
> > See
> > which (a) describes a concrete use case where
> > your proposed solution of using masm cannot
> > possibly work, and (b) includes a patch.
> >
> that's the problem! - MinGW's assembler tool does have a different
> syntax
> than
> MASM. The defacto standard on Windows is MASM - why not use the
> standard
> tool
> on the platform to compile the object files (boost.context consists of
> assembler only).
> why must be the different assembler syntax' of the different assembler
> tools be supported?

I am no expert when it comes to assembler variations, but I'd rather not have to have a dependency on MS tools. VC++ et al being the "standard tools on the platform" is part of the problem, not something to be encouraged.

Paul Mensonides

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