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Subject: [Boost-users] Where we are 1.65.0
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-09 16:26:53

RC1 came out on Monday, and it had some problems.

* Some libraries didn't build with ToT clang/libc++ (Locale, Wave and Test)
This is because in C++17, some deprecated library features have been
removed. [bind1st, mem_fun, auto_ptr, random_shuffle, etc ]

Boost.Config has support for these removals, but this was ... incomplete.
[ This is on me; I did the partial job of adding these to Config's libc++
support a while back ]

Normally, I would be tempted to say "Well, clang 5 is not shipping yet, and
so we can put this off until 1.66.0". But both clang 5 and C++17 are
imminent (they will both happen well before the 1.66 release, and so I
think we should fix this now. Also, a future version of MSVC will have the
same library issues.

So I have committed a fix for Boost.Config that fixes the Boost.Test issues.
Hartmut has fixed most of the Boost.Wave issues.
Artymom has a fix for Boost.Locale.

Windows/MSVC builds look good across the board.

* Boost.Fiber fails to build on Mac OS with anything other than -std=c++03.
There is a fix in develop for this; but there's still a bunch of tests

* There's a problem from the beta in Boost.Math.

The regression regarding boost/math/common_factor_ct.hpp (vs
> math_fwd.hpp) seems to be still there. (For details please see the
> original mail and replies:

> What I presume is the fix ( was
> merged into develop about 12 hours ago, some automatic CI tests still
> running.

* There's a problem with ScopeExit and Visual C++ 2017

With Visual C++ 2017 and /permissive-, ScopeExit is still broken, for which
> there's an open PR:

> Looks good otherwise on MSVC 14.11, tested with /std=cpplatest and
> _HAS_AUTO_PTR_ETC=1, targeting Windows 10 and XP, 32 bit and 64 bit, built
> as static libraries.

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