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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-22 09:12:46

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <beman_at_[hidden]>

> I've had an email exchange with a MS VC++ product manager, who confirms
> that they have no plans to improve ISO compliance in 7.0. So any
> improvements are several years away at best.
> I guess that means boost should stick with 6.0 as our VC++ test
> compiler. Doesn't seem to be any reason to pay for the cost of an

That would depend in part on whether they've addressed many of the nasty
"internal compiler errors" that VC6.3 produces, IMO. Admittedly, VC6.3 is
not really C++, but its own (mostly) subset. If you are forced to use it and
know what to do, you can still accomplish some pretty powerful things within
that subset... as long as the compiler doesn't crash unpredictably.


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