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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-04 10:21:45

Felipe Magno de Almeida wrote:

> On 10/4/07, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Felipe Magno de Almeida wrote:
> [snip]
>> > The same problem doesn't occur if you write your own parsing code? Or
>> > if you use an external library?
>> As it happens, C++ Boost is much less portable than ordinary C++.
> True, but also much easier to program with.
> There were lots of discussions about supporting old broken compilers
> and if it was worth the effort, it seemed that most agreed not to
> support them.

Well, that's precisely the reason why using C++ Boost in build system
is not good. Build system should work everywhere, including
"broken compilers".

- Volodya

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