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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-25 17:08:22

On Jan 24, 2007, at 1:34 PM, George M. Garner Jr. wrote:
> A large number of these regressions are msvc-6.5 errors. I don't
> know of
> anything that I have written in the last 3 or 4 years that would
> compile on
> that platform. I still maintain a msvc-7.1 compiler because I have
> a legacy
> application that I am maintaining, which doesn't use Boost. I
> really wonder
> if it is reasonable to expect Boost to compile on msvc-6.5? In any
> event,
> perhaps that is something that should be considered.

We consider this every once in a while, and some libraries have been
dropping support for these older compilers, but with so many msvc-6.5
users still out there... isn't hard to just say, "too bad." I expect
we'll phase out these compilers over time, but it will take yet more


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