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From: Neal Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-15 07:07:20

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:

> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> From: Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]>
>>> The big question... Are Boost developers willing to make the guarantee
>>> that patch versions, i.e. 1.33.0 to 1.33.1, will be binary compatible?
>> There are only a few compiled Boost libraries, so the question
>> only applies to them, right?
> I believe that because the non-header-only libraries depend on many of
> the header-only libraries, even if the code of the non-header-only
> libraries does not change at all, changes in those header-only libraries
> could result in binary incompatibility. I think, therefore, that
> retaining binary compatibility between versions will be nearly
> impossible.

The best I can suggest is that we arrange to run regression tests using
updated headers but with previous dlls, and see if they pass. Would that
be difficult to implement?

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