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From: Rob Boehne (robb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-07-02 16:22:58

The compiler is proprietary, but well documented. If you don’t have an AIX machine, it also runs under Linux.
This is a later version of the ‘xlC’ compiler that has support in the boost build, however the only interface that supports c++11 is via the xlclang++ front-end available in version 16.

I believe you can get a free trial license, good for a month by asking for one.

The xlclang front-end is nominally command line argument compatible with clang, but there are differences.
I would be more than happy to collaborate with you and test on AIX, just reach out to me off-list.


Rob Boehne

From: René Ferdinand Rivera Morell <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10:32 AM
To: Boost Developers List <boost_at_[hidden]>
Cc: Rob Boehne <robb_at_[hidden]>, Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
Subject: Re: [boost] The deadline for Major changes for Boost 1.77.0 is TODAY!

On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 10:19 AM Rob Boehne via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]<mailto:boost_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
We are using the IBM xlclang++ compiler front-end, and boost's current build system can't do anything with it. Fixing that looks like a fairly large project, so I am planning on waiting until CMake can build it.

I recently added a toolset for the "circle-lang" compiler. It took about 2 hours. If it's possible for me to get access to that IBM compiler, and documentation, I can create a toolset for it fairly quickly.

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