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Subject: Re: [boost] [release] Boost 1.66.0 Release Candidate 2
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-18 14:05:28

On 18 December 2017 at 13:59, Andrey Semashev via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 12/18/17 16:35, Daniel James via Boost wrote:
>> Just to be clear, as I think I need to fully understand this. The
>> problem in issue #44 is that a lookup for 'winapi' from inside
>> 'boost::detail' picks up the 'boost::detail::winapi' namespace from
>> your log header, but without including the header that sets up the
>> 'boost::detail::winapi' namespace to import all of 'boost::winapi'.
> Correct. The updated Boost.Thread includes the new Boost.WinAPI headers
> which define its symbols in `boost::winapi`, so Boost.Thread expects
> `winapi` to resolve to `boost::winapi`.
>> The master branch of Boost.Thread does include the header, so there's
>> no problem there. And this can only happen inside 'boost::detail', so
>> it shouldn't ever affect user code.
> Also correct. And user's code should not use Boost.WinAPI in the first
> place.

OK thanks. I'm going to go ahead with the release now. Does seem like
a good demonstration of why namespaces should always be fully

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