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Where can I get a C++ Standard Template Library that works on VMS with the DEC compiler ?

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Where can I get a C++ Standard Template Library that works on VMS with the DEC compiler ?

Commercial supplier ObjectSpace claims it can not be done. If they are right, do DEC have any plans to upgrade the compiler and when ?

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Yes, we are currently working on this for our next release of DEC C++ after V5.2. (V5.2 is in manufacturing and is about to ship.) We plan to support a Standard Template Library based on the Oct 1995 ANSI draft standard (but excluding the new Allocator class semantics.) We expect to start field testing this support early in 1996. ObjectSpace is correct that it's tough to get far with STL using the current version of the compiler.