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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-12 11:28:59

| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Joel de Guzman
| Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003 12:30 AM
| To: Boost mailing list
| Subject: Re: [boost] limited form of type deduction
|| <<< OT: I just couldn't believe the longevity of tools such as VC6
| for instance.
| I'm quite sure bind will still support VC6 for a long time still,
| right? I'm now
| in a crossroads on whether or not to leave old crippled compilers behind on
| new code being developed. I wonder what other people are thinking regarding
| this?

IMHO far too much Boosters effort has already been spent on 'unfinished'
compilers. Now is the time to abandon VC < 7.1.

If things work on a reasonable subset of reasonably conforming compilers, with a
reasonable amount of 'customisation', then users of others must judge if the
benefits of using Boost libraries outweigh the cost of changing compiler.


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