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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-09 17:57:23

Roger Leigh <rleigh_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Reading mailing lists and usenet, the only people who are still
> dependent upon GCC 2.95 are typically proprietary software vendors who
> are stuck with it for ABI reasons, and rarely the odd person who finds
> a regression in a newer GCC, but didn't bother reporting it, and lazy
> people who couldn't be bothered to upgrade. Those using it purely for
> ABI stability will generally never move to a newer GCC or libstdc++,
> or even upgrade any of the system libraries, so I wouldn't treat them
> too seriously for ongoing development.

The embedded world always lags quite a bit in their ability to
upgrade, yet they really want (and can benefit from) the facilities of
Boost. Witness QNX.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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