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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-31 13:28:00

"AlisdairM" <alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Martin Bonner wrote:
>> I think you misunderstood what Alisdair said. He offered to help
>> REMOVE support for old borland compilers in new boost releases. The
>> suggestion is that 1.34 supports the latest Borland compiler, but is
>> not cluttered with workrounds for previous Borland compilers. This
>> seems like a good compromise to me.
> Precisely, although I fear that will not remove too many :(

I agree.

> I am also in favour of '1 deprecated release' before removing support
> entirely, just to put users on notice.

I agree.

> That is a separate issue
> though, and affects VC6/gcc2.95 just as much.
> There also remains the issue of test resources. If we have no-one
> regression testing a compiler, it de-facto loses active support so it
> is up to the interested community to provide support.


Dave Abrahams
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