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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] timeconv.inl
From: Dan Smithers (dan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-19 04:36:06

> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:10:46 +0100
> From: Daniel Kr?gler <dsp_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] timeconv.inl
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
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> Dan Smithers wrote:
>> > I am porting some inherited code to MSVS 2008
>> > This is also bringing along an upgrade from boost 1.32 to a newer
>> > version (probably 1.37).
>> >
>> > I have found a thread wrapper class in the code that uses time_to
>> > directly. This is defined in lib/thread/src/timeconv.inl and doesn't
>> > look like its meant to be used directly.
> I agree with the last assertion. I'm not sure that I correctly
> understand with "I have found a thread wrapper class in the code that
> uses time_to directly"?! In which code or in which wrapper class?

In the inherited code.

>> > The original code base has timeconv.inl in the boost include directory.
>> >
>> > Was timeconv.inl moved at some point in the past?
>> >
>> > Is this as bad as I think it is?
> I don't see the (bad) point - timeconv.inl was already part of
> the implementation of boost 1.32, so it's existence or it's precise
> location shouldn't influence your code [Note that the helper functions
> are simply wrapped into an unnamed namespace w/o further surrounding
> namespace].
> It's now located in duplicated form in lib/thread/src/win32
> and lib/thread/src/pthread. Whether this is intended, I don't know,
> but it also shouldn't harm.

Thanks, I looked around a bit more, and found that the example code used
the same code as in timeconv and that I was making exactly the same set
of calls to achieve the same result.

It just doesn't seem right to be including directly from the src directory.

In the code base I have inherited, timeconv.inl is in the include
directory and appears to be for public use.

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