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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding detection of [u]intptr_t to Boost.Config (moving it from cstdint.hpp)
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-30 13:25:20

On Friday 30 May 2014 10:13:57 Glen Fernandes wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM, John Maddock wrote:
> > What's the rationale?
> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> > Is there a reason for it?
> Andrey, John: My motivation was that it fits in the category of
> compiler/standard library feature detection useful for Boost library
> authors who only want that particular feature of Boost.Integer and
> prefer not to pull in boost::<integer types> just for that detection.

I have no problem if cstdint.hpp is moved as a whole, including its docs and
tests. It seems, it only depends on Boost.Config (except for Boost.Detail in
tests). What I wouldn't like is to split it into different headers across
different libraries. As I mentioned, cstdint.hpp is supposed to reflect
cstdint, so it should provide all the typedefs.

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