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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Proto] Annoying MSVC bug
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-05 11:49:49

Dave Jenkins wrote:
> Almost every useful Proto program has workarounds for an MSVC bug that
> causes syntax errors on valid nested function types. Eric Niebler filed
> a bug report with Microsoft on 6/14/2007 and they closed it on 6/19/2007
> with status "Closed(Won't Fix)". This is back in the days of Visual
> Studio 2005.
> I'd like to encourage Microsoft to reopen this bug report and fix it.
> Could any of you with logins to Microsoft Connect go here
> and answer their 3 question survey expressing your dissatisfaction and
> encourage them to fix this.

Hear, hear! I'm also trying some back-channels to get this bug fixed. I
used to work in the msvc group, and I have promised to buy beer for the
compiler dev who fixes the problem. :-)

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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