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Re: debian-devel-digest Digest V102 #159

"David A. Greene" <greened@eecs.umich.edu>:
> Also, why is STLport necessary?  I know the old package used
> it, but is there a compelling reason to do so?  I know older
> versions of Boost failed some tests with libstdc++.  boost.org
> is down at the moment so I can't check the current status.  Is
> there a plan to migrate to libstdc++ when appropriate?

I just asked this (obliquely, via a bug report) only a few days ago...

Boost has problems with libstdc++-v2 (used with GCC 2.x), which is still
the default for Debian.  Boost is much happier with libstdc++-v3 (used
with GCC 3.x), but there's no telling when Debian'll move to 3.x.

In general, if you're stuck with GCC 2.x, then using STLport is a good idea.
If GCC 3.x is a viable option, then you should use the C++ library that
ships with it.


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