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Subject: Re: [boost] [Config] Multiple versions of Boost
From: Sohail Somani (sohail_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-15 01:36:44

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> I figure the main reason people are urged to use multiple boost versions
> side-by-side is because of API incompatibilities between them.

That and functionality. If my static library is tested against 1.34, I
can only support it with 1.34. Changing a library like Boost which is
all over the place in some code bases requires a new testing cycle. God
help you if your tests miss some edge case that is now relevant after
upgrading to 1.35 b/c of a third-party component.

Sohail Somani

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