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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [boost] [review][assign] Formal review of Assign v2 ends today
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-27 05:45:16

On 27 June 2011 09:57, Lars Viklund <zao_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hopefully this is not too late to be counted as a proper mini-review.
> The test suite for the library fails miserably on VisualAge C++ 11.1, as
> can be seen in the logs at [1], which doesn't bode well for a newly
> written library aimed for inclusion in Boost.
> The test suite fails similarly on SunStudio 12.1 on Solaris 10, with the
> results seen in [2].
> As a comparison, the tests for assign_v1 passes with flying colours with
> VisualAge. Having the replacement library support way fewer platforms in
> Boost sounds very strange to me, and is alone grounds for not including
> the library.

It's unrealistic to expect a library to support such platforms before
it has been added to the regression tests. Most of us don't have
direct access to them.

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