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
>> with 1.33. It doesn't take long to build a reputation for "you can
>> 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
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk