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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Regex no longer builds with toolset=sun
From: Will Mason (willchido_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-07 23:35:59


On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Correct, I suggest you file a bug report against xpressive as that seems
> > to be the problem component
> <snip>
> Please just use Boost.Regex. Don't use xpressive with the sun compiler,
> and don't bother filing a bug about it. The problem is with sun's
> compiler -- it is far too broken to handle xpressive.

Yes, I'm sorry that I'm a newb at managing Boost issues like this. I found
later that there had been a bug filed for this exact thing today, and that
the bug had been closed as not-my-problem.

The thing is that I'm not trying to use xpressive; graph is. I can't control
what graph decides that it wants to do.

The somewhat annoying thing about it is that without omitting graph from the
build, it just fails. Fortunately, I have no interest in graph, so I just
omitted it. It would be kind of nice from the perspective of the user if
graph would realize that it was attempting the impossible and that graph
would just automatically be eliminated from the build with an appropriate
warning. That kind of internal understanding of what was being attempted
would have saved me many wasted hours. But I'm aware that saving me wasted
time is not a high priority for you guys. :)

Thanks for the attention that you all have given to this problem,

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