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Subject: Re: [boost] Showstopper for Boost 1.56?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-03 23:42:21

On 8/3/2014 7:44 PM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 3 Aug 2014 at 18:53, Edward Diener wrote:
>> I do not feel empowered to make this call myself, since a change to the
>> guts of Boost PP config.h affects every library using Boost PP. But I am
>> confident it should work in theory. But if some library is using Boost
>> PP variadic macros and doesn't have the clang equivalent option set that
>> turns on C++0x or better support then that library will fail.
> I think turning off variadic macros for clang would be a retrograde
> step considering the much superior alternatives.
>> OTOH we could look for the libraries that have '<warnings>all' in their
>> jam files and create pull requests so that it gets changed to
>> <warning>on whenever clang is the compiler. Something like:
>> '<toolset>clang:<warnings>on' as a project requirement I suppose.
>> As far as end-user using Boost libraries, other than building them, with
>> clang they would only see the clang warnings if they specify '-pedantic'
>> and the library used variadic macros.
> For a 1.56 release, this seems like a very sensible least cost
> solution. It breaks nothing, is easy to do, and can be done
> immediately.
> Later on individual libraries can restore pedantic warnings for clang
> if they do whatever #pragma warning fixes necessary. Up to their
> maintainers.

I am not empowered to change the .jam files for the affected libraries.
I can make pull requests but if they are not responded to it will be too
late for Boost 1.56, if it is not already too late.

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