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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-05 11:23:06

"Reece Dunn" <msclrhd_at_[hidden]> writes:

> It may be useful to have 3 levels of support:
> * officially supported (e.g. CodeWarrior 9.x, gcc, VC8) - compilers that
> Boost is expected to work with;
> * not officially supported (e.g. VC6, BCB) - some libraries may work, but
> there is no requirement to support these compilers;

Sounds good, but I'd like to know, as a practical matter, what the
difference between these two is. Less pressure on developers to
support the 2nd category?

> * not supported (e.g. OpenWatcom) - these haven't been tested for and do
> not have any Boost.Config/workaround magic to support them.
> It may also be useful to make Boost.Config issue a warning that compilers
> like BCB and VC6 are not officially supported if they are removed from the
> supported list.

<shiver> Wouldn't people hate us for adding diagnostics?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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