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Subject: Re: [boost] Clang 4.0.0 MPL error in Boost next.hpp and prior.hpp
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-26 14:07:17

On 3/26/2017 1:38 AM, Paul A. Bristow via Boost wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov via Boost
>> Sent: 26 March 2017 00:52
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Cc: Peter Dimov
>> Subject: Re: [boost] Clang 4.0.0 MPL error in Boost next.hpp and prior.hpp
>> Edward Diener wrote:
>>> Try running all the Boost PP tests <g>. I would be very surprised if they
>>> worked in -fno-ms-compatibility mode. I will try it myself with clang
>>> targeting VC++ using clang-win.
>> Even if all the PP tests don't pass, if what MPL needs works, that would at
>> least solve Paul's immediate problem. (And not only his, I suppose.)
> My current needs are indeed quite simple (and might be circumnavigated by removing use of float_distance.hpp (thus next.hpp)
> checking the generation of some simple numerical code.
> So I'll give that all a try.
> I remain still confused as to what controls the choice of clang-linux and clang-win, and what needs to switched.

Normal use of the clang toolset means clang-linux on Linux and Windows,
and clang-darwin on the Mac.

> Perhaps trying to
> use some of the features in
> will enlighten me.

This probably needs the clang-win toolset since the backend is VC++ as I
understand it, even with -fno-ms-compatibility. However because the docs
are mostly non-existent I really do not know ( or personally care
because I would not touch clang targeting VC++ as it is now implemented
in the preprocessor ).

> With the compatibility mode on, and providing an include to the MSVC cstddef, I still get references to clang-linux. So does this
> mean that I am/should be using mingw cstddef and libstd++ for STL?
> I'm very grateful for the all thought and work going into this meanwhile.
> Does all this mean that I would be better off getting the very newest VS update? (A task that I need to do anyway sometime).
> Thanks
> Paul

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