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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-24 09:55:53

----Original Message----
From: Paul A Bristow [mailto:pbristow_at_[hidden]]
Sent: 24 November 2005 14:51
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] Full MS compiler version info?

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov
>> Sent: 24 November 2005 12:46 To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] Full MS compiler version info?
>> Paul A Bristow wrote:
>>> Indeed - but I didn't see the MS BUILD number - needed to
>>> distinguish between 8.0 beta 1, 2, 2.5 ... and final(s).
>> Why is it needed? Beta versions don't exist as far as
>> official support is concerned.
> Of course, but I am sure I am not alone in wanting to anticipate
> problems and improvements in testing new versions before the release.
> Indeed this is how Boost gives 'official' support to new versions as
> quickly as it does?
> It may be too, that there is more than one release of "8.0".

Indeed. The advice used to be: "don't use Visual C++ unless you have SP2
installed". The advice was good even if SP2 hadn't been released for that

> The
> build number gives assurance that this is NOT a cause of mysterious
> differences.

Martin Bonner
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