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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Proto] Annoying MSVC bug
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-05 13:33:34

Eric Niebler wrote:
> 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. :-)

Oh, and this bug seems to be related:

If you want Proto to work well on MSVC, vote these bugs up by giving
them a high rating!

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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