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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-22 07:30:03

Beman Dawes wrote:
> "Martin Wille" wrote in message


>>Will OSL also run gcc-2.95.3-stlport tests?
> At some point we need to step back and ask "what is the purpose of running
> regression tests?"
> Seems to me the primary purpose is to quickly identify errors in Boost code
> and quickly verify that Boost code works on the platforms important to
> users.
> For gcc-2.95.3-stlport, it is hard to see how those tests would ever
> identify errors in Boost code that aren't already detected by more modern
> compilers. And while gcc-2.95.3 itself may still be important to a few
> users, I'd really be surprise if more than one or two users care about the
> gcc-2.95.3-stlport combination.

I would think people who use gcc 2.95.3 would prefer stlport over
libstdc++2 since Boost (and quite likely other code, too) works much
better with stlport (+ stlport has debug support for iterators).

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