Subject: Re: [boost] Adding detection of [u]intptr_t to Boost.Config (moving it from cstdint.hpp)
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-30 13:54:20
>> 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.
Hmm, I guess the question is where will users expect to find the
docs/tests for that file? My guess is that it's probably not in config,
but I may be wrong....
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