[C++-sig] Re: container suite feedback & ideas

Raoul Gough RaoulGough at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 30 16:08:16 CET 2003

"Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve" <rwgk at yahoo.com> writes:

> --- David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com> wrote:
>> > I don't currently have access to MSVC6, but I think Ralf is going to
>> > try and help me out in this regard. Hopefully will know more about
>> > what problems it presents tomorrow.
> Sorry, I couldn't make it to work today b/o a bug in my biological unit.
> (To establish the account for Raoul I need direct access to the machine.)

Funny, I've just gotten over a cold, but I didn't think I could give
it to anyone via a mailing list!

>> I can run the tests if you tell me how to get them on my machine.  I
>> believe Joel also has vc6.
> Easy!
> cd boost
> cvs update -d -r indexing_v2 boost/python/suite/indexing libs/python
> And now the VC6 forecast: hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis, bad words;
> all at once, note the plurals; but still all taking place in the
> confinement of your cranium; been there before, moved to VC71 land
> where I live happily ever since.

If anyone does want to try it out in the mean time, I would suggest
starting with testnonlinear.cpp - it already attempts to workaround
the partial specialization limitation (untested, of course). I suspect
there will be issues with this anyway (in particular, there is a
specialized value_traits for the container_proxy value type), not to
mention all the other VC6 limitations I don't know about.

How important is MSVC6 support with respect to putting indexing_v2
into the next release? Time is getting a bit short, if this compiler
is going to present as many difficulties as everybody seems to think.

Raoul Gough.
(setq dabbrev-case-fold-search nil)

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