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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-06 17:50:00

"Bo Persson" <bop_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> As far as I can tell, you failed to address my core question. What
>> does making some compilers "supported" and others "not supported"
>> mean
>> for our process, our developers, our users, and our testers?
> It may save us from code looking like this (is_reference.hpp):


Not likely.

> where there is plenty of workarounds, but no real C++ code in
> sight.

And anyway, why do you care what that code looks like?

> This is really more of a Boost specification language than standard
> C++. If we skip all of the "terribly nonstandard" compilers, we can
> also remove most of this kind of code.
> I would see this as a great improvement to the library!

I would see it as a great way to destabilize something that works for
very little benefit.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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