Tuesday, May 27, 2003

I don't get it.

autoconf is supposed to make platform incompatibilities go away (well, at least on Unix-ish systems). That is, if a program uses autoconf to build itself, I should never have to hand-edit a file, nor should I see crap like:

In file included from ../../boost/boost/format.hpp:55,
from ../../src/BoostFormat.h:9,
from formulamacro.C:43:
../../boost/boost/format/parsing.hpp: In member function `void
boost::basic_format::parse(const std::basic_string std::allocator<_CharT> >&)':
../../boost/boost/format/parsing.hpp:359: use of `string' is ambiguous
../../src/LString.h:35: first declared as `typedef class lyxstring string'
/opt/tools/gcc-3.2.1/include/c++/3.2.1/bits/stringfwd.h:60: also declared as
`typedef struct std::basic_string,
std::allocator > std::string' here

Why must software suck so badly?

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