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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] MSVC feature-test macros
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-06-29 00:14:50

On 6/28/2018 6:16 PM, mike via Boost wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Edward Diener via Boost
>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:37 PM
>> [...]
>> What does Microsoft have against macros that are capitalized, which has
>> been the acknowledged convention for macros for a long time now.
> I'd guess (or rather hope) that does macros predate that convention and now
> they are afraid to break backwards compat (a notion very common to boost
> too I might add).
> But even so, I wonder what engineer thought that this was a good idea
> for a macro name even then.

It is evidently a newly added macro, so why would Microsoft continue to
add new macros which are not all uppercase letters ? Replicating their
stupidity for previously creating macros where the letters were not
uppercase is not a reason for continuing to do so.

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