From: AlisdairM (alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-30 16:45:48
Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
> Didn't we decide to drop ancient compilers?
Not yet, but we never officially defined what it means to support a
There is certainly a growing feeling their time has come, but no
definitive list yet.
I have proposed deprecating MSVC6 and GCC2.95.3 in this release (1.34)
so that users at least get some notice they are vanishing. I would
then hope the compiler config would still detect these compilers, and
#error with a message saying Boost 1.34 was the last supported version,
so anyone trying to use them at least knows which old version of Boost
to retrieve (and likewise, I recommend this for any formal deprecation
policy we finally adopt)
I am still waiting for the bun-fight over Borland support - as my
employer relies on this compiler still and I am hard at work in my
evenings working on a setup of updated workarounds for the new compiler
released last month.