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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-27 09:36:22

on Tue Aug 26 2008, Jonathan Biggar <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Tue Aug 26 2008, Christian Larsen <> wrote:
>>> Yes, that's right. But still I don't see how that would make it
>>> possible to keep a stable interface, and make point releases of
>>> that. Unless all developers agree to only merge non-interface breaking
>>> changes into "ReleaseReady".
>> People who want point releases aren't just asking for what we _think_
>> will be "no interface-breaking changes," because the best we can do is
>> guess. Who knows what the effects will actually be on their platform in
>> their environment? They're asking for the release, exactly as it was,
>> plus bugfixes. That's it. No new features, no new libraries, period.
> As a long time user of boost, I agree, almost 100%. :)
> 99.9% of the time, a point fix should make no interface
> change. Unfortunately, there is that .1% where the only way to fix a
> bug is to change the interface.


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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