From: Jim Douglas (jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-09 05:53:44
Martin Wille wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> If a Linux (or any other OS) distribution still uses gcc 2 then it is
> unlikely the distribution wants to support modern versions of Boost,
> anyway (if it supports Boost at all).
FWIW the latest QNX 6.3.0 distro has gcc 2.95.3 as its default compiler
although it also ships with gcc 3.3.5. I did try running regression
tests with it at one stage but it threw up many errors.
I don't think anyone in their right mid would start a new project with
gcc 2.95.3, but I know there are developers out there using gcc 2.95.3
on existing long-term projects. At least one of them has enquired
whether he can use the smart_ptr library to solve a problem that has
been bothering them for some time.
The work involved in changing compiler versions during a project is not
Maybe I could suggest that we could clearly mark those libraries that
will/not work with 2.95.3 and gradually withdraw support for new
development? Bear in mind that in my case I have to consider the use of
the old 2.95.3 compiler with the much more modern Dinkum C++ standard
library (as well as the associated old GNU C++ library).
I will try to ascertain what QSSL's future plans are for the older
compiler and library and report back.
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