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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-22 12:48:52

It's very sad, but that would seriously limit my participation. My employer
demands VC++ compatibility, and with good reason:
1. We need to link with C++ (binary) libs which have been compiled with VC++
and we don't control
2. We need to target platforms which are only supported by VC++

Sad but true.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Colvin" <greg_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] VC++ 7.0 Challenge

> 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.
> If Microsoft refuses to conform to ISO C++ then I strongly recommend
> that people stop using their compiler. There are some excellent
> alternatives available.
> I also suggest we pick a not-too-distant date to phase out 6.0
> support in Boost, and not even try to support 7.0.

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