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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Using boost across several different unix platforms
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-28 15:10:52


Frank Meerkötter wrote:
> i am currently looking into the possibility of using boost with a code
> base that needs to be compiled for a number of different unix platforms
> (AIX/HPUX/Solaris/Linux). Unfortunately i can't just use the gcc
> everywhere but i have to use the native compilers (XL/aCC/SunCC)
> instead.
> >From looking around the net i assume its not entirely impossible.
> There seems to be some (more or less official) effort from IBM and HP
> to have their compilers work with boost. My impression is that recent
> versions of XL and aCC are working quite OK with boost. I this
> impression correct?

It depends on what parts of Boost you want to use.
Some libraries work across the board. If you want to
get an idea of how well various compilers work with the different
libraries, you can look at the regression tests.

> I am not so sure about the sunCC. I found a success story on the web
> but my general impression was that its not working so well? How are
> your experiences in that regard?

You have to use stlport to use Boost with Sun CC.

> In general, is someone using boost across a larger set (this set?) of
> compilers? What do you think? Doable with reasonable effort or hands
> off?

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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