From: Allen Sanderson (allen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-04-09 17:13:25
Thanks for the replies. I had not found the issue in my search as I knew I could not be the first to encounter this issue. After reading the issue and the links I agree that it is not a boost problem. But a new paradigm that projects are going to need to adapt to going forward. With the <version> now being a C++20 file there is going to be lots of file renaming across many projects in the near future as I did a find file for VERSION across several software projects I use locally and it is quite prevalent. Glad I only actively develop on a few projects.
Thanks and Cheers,
University of Utah
> On Apr 9, 2021, at 4:09 AM, John Maddock via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> The issue is that many projects (gnuplot, builtbot, and others) have a VERSIONÂ file in their top level src directory. On a traditional Linux system the case sensitivity would make sure the right file is included. However, many/most OS X file systems are case insensitive. As such, the project's VERSION file gets included instead. And does not compile.
>> I have no solution to the issue other than I renamed our projectâs VERSION file for the time being. However, I wanted to raise the issue as I noticed it when moving to 1.75 and backtracked out that it was a recent changed starting with boost 1.73
> We have a recurring issue filed on this here: https://github.com/boostorg/config/issues/345
> So while I agree it's annoying, and I feel your pain, the fact is that <version> is a std lib header, and a very useful one (for us at least), so while you might have hit this issue here first, it's likely to become more and more common over time.
> Best, John.
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