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From: AlisdairM (alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-13 06:54:24

David Abrahams wrote:

> No developers need us to play nice with Borland in 1.34. Anyone
> currently using Boost could stick with 1.33.

The difference between BCB and MSVC6 and GCC 2.95 is that Borland are
still releasing compilers.

There is a new Borland compiler out that will not work with Boost
out-the-box because workarounds need updating for the version check.
Not all code is written with BOOST_TESTED_AT, and some code makes
assumptions that Borland finally gave up with the last compiler.

If Boost stop taking workarounds, Borland customers have the option of
staying with Boost 1.33 AND THE OLD COMPILER, or migrating their whole
codebase to another toolchain - which is not very appealing when your
entire GUI is designed around the Borland libraries.

My guess is that most customers where it was economical to migrate to
another vendor have already done so, given the last 4 years lack of
support from Borland. Most of the rest really need both the continued
compiler fixes, and ongoing boost support for those existing libraries
that compile today.


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