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Subject: Re: [boost] [Booster] Or boost is useless for library developers
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-18 08:35:01

Stewart, Robert wrote:

> I get that it would be nice to have maintenance releases that include
> backported bug fixes so that one could continue to use older releases for
> a longer period rather than chasing the latest release to get bug fixes.
> That would ensure longer lived ABI compatibility.

It's not easy to maintain ABI compatibility while making changes. libstdc++
has dedicated tests for that, and they routinely do earn their keep.

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