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Re: [lmi] Replacing boost with std C++11

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: Re: [lmi] Replacing boost with std C++11
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 16:13:09 +0200

On Tue, 9 May 2017 12:56:16 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:

GC> On 2017-04-25 14:27, Greg Chicares wrote:
GC> [...]
GC> > (I) Standard replacements available with C++17:
GC> > 
GC> >   #include <boost/filesystem/convenience.hpp>
GC> >   #include <boost/filesystem/exception.hpp>
GC> >   #include <boost/filesystem/fstream.hpp>
GC> >   #include <boost/filesystem/operations.hpp>
GC> >   #include <boost/filesystem/path.hpp>
GC> > Requires gcc-5.3 and '-lstdc++fs':
GC> >   
GC> I was hoping that if we upgraded to gcc-5.3, we'd be able to replace
GC> boost::filesystem; but it looks like that's not going to work soon:
GC> | The library implementation is incomplete on non-POSIX platforms,
GC> | specifically Windows support is rudimentary.

 Indeed, and this is pretty sad news, I was looking forward to using it too.

GC> https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages/issues/2292
GC> [looks like UTF-16 is a problem]

 If this is really the only problem, it ought to be relatively simple to
fix it, so maybe I could look at submitting a patch fixing this? I've never
contributed to libstdc++, so I don't know how realistic is it to expect
such a patch to be accepted, but I could presumably at least ask about


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