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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-09 10:51:06

On Sat, 8 Oct 2005 17:37:07 -0700, Carl Daniel wrote
> Results from testing VC8 build 14.00.50727.42 were just uploaded.
> While the official release to manufacturing hasn't occurred yet,
> everyone I've asked inside Microsoft says that they expect this to
> be the final build before RTM. This is about 2 weeks newer than the
> "Release Candidate" that was handed out at the PDC.

There's still a runtime failure in the date_time testlocal_time test -- so I
guess it may be time to spend more time looking at a work around. Any chance
I can get you to put this into the debugger and send me a stack trace. Also,
there are 2 other tests that passed, but are marked for failure because in
previous beta's they've been failing -- we'll need to watch those because in
earlier releases they wouldn't fail on every run...

The other question, is what we should do with the deprecation warnings:

E:\cpdaniel\Dev\boost_regression\boost\boost/date_time/c_time.hpp(68) :
warning C4996: 'localtime' was declared deprecated
        D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\INCLUDE\time.inl(114) :
see declaration of 'localtime'
        Message: 'This function or variable may be unsafe. Consider using
localtime_s instead. To disable deprecation, use _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE. See
online help for details.'

Since these are standard interfaces that have been 'deprecated' I'm tempted to
say that since Boost believes in using interfaces in the standard, we should
set _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE in the config. Downside is that this is a big maybe it should be done in the affected places. Bottom line is I
don't believe these warnings should appear just b/c you decide to use
date-time in your program...Thoughts?


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