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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-22 07:20:31

Jarl Friis <jarl_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> All true. Unfortunately, 2.96 was released by RedHat with one popular
>> version of Linux, which makes it (in many peoples' eyes) an important
>> compiler to support anyway.
> I will in line with the announcement suggest that any support needed
> for or related to this particular gcc version should be redirected to
> the supplier of the compiler (i.e. redhat).

That's a very nice way to avoid extra work for Boost library
developers which they shouldn't have to do in the first place, but
since RedHat isn't actually going to do anything for users, leaves
them in the cold.

I am noticing a theme in your postings today: you seem remarkably
unsympathetic to anyone who hasn't made what you consider to be the
"right" choice of software systems. At Boost we *generally* try not
to hold these kinds of missteps against our users, because we're more
interested in seeing our software widely used than in avoiding the
hassles of platform dependencies; I don't think you're going to change
that culture with a few postings (at least I hope not)!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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