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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] [endian] Boost.Endian library added for 1.57.0
From: Lars Viklund (zao_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-15 13:51:55

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:36:40AM -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:
> If anyone has access to a big-endian platform with a modern C++ compiler,
> please, please run the endian test suite and report the results. All
> testing and use in recent years has been on little-endian platforms, so
> big-endian platform testing is a worry.

I gave it a try with a 1.56 source tree and Endian checked out at commit
49866e07842e4b2b9c2d8e76b2c7fb3a61a1bdd2 on the three big-endian
configurations I had handy:

sparc64 FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE with their stock GCC 4.2.1;
powerpc AIX 5.3 with our own GCC 4.9.1;
powerpc AIX 5.3 with IBM XL C/C++ V11.1.

'converter_test' fails across all three, see attached log files.

XLC appears to additionally fail to link 'endian_operations_test', but I
don't know if you consider it a generally working compiler :)

Lars Viklund | zao_at_[hidden]

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