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Subject: [boost] Boost.Build requirements to exclude GCC 5
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-01-14 20:34:53

Outcome is now into Boost, and is being tested nightly:

Docs in BoostDoc theme:

Regression matrix:

One problem is how to exclude from testing GCC 5 which Outcome cannot
support due to GCC 5's incorrect parsing of variable templates in nested
template classes [1], so I need some sort of Boost.Build project
requirement which explicitly excludes GCC 5.

Unfortunately, GCC 5 appears to Boost.Config as fully implementing C++
14, so this is not straightforward.

What might work is to specify a requirement for one of the library items
which we know for a fact libstdc++ 5 does not implement, but libstdc++ 6
does. However, clang with libstdc++ 5 would then be excluded
incorrectly, as clang does not have this parsing bug.

I guess ideally speaking Boost.Config gains a new test testing for this
specific compiler parsing bug. But it seems a bit much to ask for this
just for Outcome.

Guidance is sought!



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