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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-11 15:19:08

Robert Geiman <rgeiman_at_[hidden]> writes:

> My point is, there will be a point in time where most compilers
> support template partial specialization, etc, and all that extra code
> that adds support to outdated compilers is way more trouble than it'll
> be worth. We obviously aren't at that point right now, but at some
> point we will be.
> I don't think having Boost 2.x contain NO compiler hacks is a good
> thing, but it would be nice if there was a Boost feature list of all
> C++ features compilers must support to use Boost. These features
> could be added to the list when it's generally accepted that most
> compilers support these features, so then library writers can stop
> writing hacks to support those outdates compilers and even remove
> hacks to make the code smaller, cleaner, and easier to understand and
> maintain.

Are you volunteering to manage this project?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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