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Saw it in the code and I'm asking myself if this is also needed for Boost versions > 1.46? We could add a boost version check if it's not needed IMO.
@laanwj You added this a few months ago, so perhaps you can comment here?
No idea, and I don't have time to investigate this either.
(it's just a predefinition of a function so I think it is impossible that it hurts anything, so let's just leave it in for a year or two)
Should be removed in the future then, closing this.