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Subject: [boost] [type_index] type names string cross-platformness
From: Damien Buhl (damien.buhl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-05 14:46:34

Dear Boost,

MSVC differs from GCC & Clang in the way it present the pretty_name of a
type_info within Type Index.

Indeed for the following type : struct why {};

Is presented as `struct why` while on GCC it is `why`.

Is there any reason why pretty_name wouldn't strip / add the information
from one of the compiler in order to reach a cross-plaftorm string name
of types ?

MSVC: <>


Would such a patch to the library be possible & welcome ?
Best regards,

Damien Buhl
Software Developer
+33 6 77 43 10 05

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