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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-06 02:45:49

Johan Nilsson wrote:
> 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.

Sorry if I was distracted by the other branch of this long thread... But
yes that's part of my preference for avoiding dependencies on Boost.

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