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From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-10-05 06:02:18

Paul -

>BTW, from rumours I hear, MSVC 7 seems to be targetted at adding
non-standard "improvements" to the language, rather than working on
conformance. "Embrace and extend", again?

Also, even if MSVC 7 is better conforming, the upgrade price will be high,
so many people will stay on MSVC 6 for some time. Possibly including me :-(

I'll see what happens - as I said VC6 support is very much possible - I
already have the workarounds required from regex++ - the problem is the
number of macros and workarounds required - and debugging/maintaining what
is in effect two (or more) separate code bases. Really I wondered what
other boost members thought - I'm happy to put the workarounds in - it just
doesn't quite fit with the ethos of boost as far as I can see.


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