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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-15 05:30:59

From: Johan Råde Sent: 14
> Martin Bonner wrote:
>> We are still using VC5 for some code. (We skipped VC6.x and then
>> went straight to VC7).
> Are you running boost on VC5?
No, but if I had learnt about boost three years ago, we might well be using some of the more established and stable boost libraries. shared_ptr and array spring to mind.

These days there is very little development of the VC5 code. We are not likely to add boost to it know.

My points are:
- I am sure there are a number of significant projects still actively using VC6.5
- Such projects are unlikely to want to switch to a new version of boost.
- There is no particular reason new libraries should worry about supporting VC6.5 and good reason not to worry about it (it takes precious developer resource). If it happens to work that's great, it not, tough.

Martin Bonner
Pi Technology, Milton Hall, Ely Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6WZ,
ENGLAND Tel: +44 (0)1223 203894

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