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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-24 07:24:22

On May 24, 2005, at 6:45 AM, David Abrahams wrote:

> Martin Bonner <martin.bonner_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Is it being suggested that "adding backwards compatibility" is a new
>> feature, as opposed to fixing a bug?
>> I think it will be /enormously/ damaging to Boost's reputation for
>> professional quality software if it is not possible to read a 1.32
>> archive
>> with 1.33. It doesn't take long to build a reputation for "you can
>> never
>> read a file from old versions", and FOREVER to get rid of it.
> Yeah, I think this probably falls under "bug fixing," or at least
> "critical feature without which we had better not ship."

Yes, it's a bug. I've already given Robert the go-ahead to fix it for


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