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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 03:11:38

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.

I believe some people are using Boost.Build/Boost.Jam for targeting other
languages (Fortran being an example) and other tools (SWIG).

I'll probably myself do the same in the near future, and I'd prefer not
necessarily needing the latest and greatest C++ compiler fully "supported"
by Boost C++, no matter for what purpose I'll be using bjam/bbv2.

This is a build system, not necessarily a C++-only build system.

/ Johan

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