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Subject: Re: [boost] [clang][preprocessor] Testing of clang emualting the VC++ preprocessor on Windows
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-05 07:46:21

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:02 PM, degski <degski_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> All this talk of yours about how conformant to the C++ standard Microsoft
>> is becoming means nothing unless they can fix the preprocessor. The rest of
>> your touting of how serious Microsoft is in conforming to the C++ standard
>> is just "show business" to me. Whatever Microsoft ships as their backend
>> compiler, whatever noises they make about being serious about conforming as
>> closely as possible to the C++11 or C++14 or C++17 standards, if they can't
>> ship a C++ standards preprocessor they will never be conformant to the C++
>> standard.
> It seems google is happy
> <>,
> maybe boost should tell them that you're unhappy with the preprocessor and
> where it's buggy?

I don't think Google is an adequate example. From what I've seen,
their coding policy is rather primitive and until recent attempts to
cautiously use select C++11 features it was mostly C with classes.
Boost, on the other hand, has always used C++ to its full power. No
wonder that many weaker compilers choke at Boost.

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