Re: debian-devel-digest Digest V102 #159
"David A. Greene" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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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