Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] [Booster] Or boost is useless for library developers
From: Isidor Zeuner (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-18 09:40:31

> 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.
> That much I can see being considered. The rest is just antithetical
> to Boost.

Well, boost's design makes it particularly hard to fix all too
much without breaking the ABI. So, libraries that want to be
ABI-stable will likely want to put an indirection layer around code
which uses boost. What I am wondering is if there would be some
interest in the boost community to build such an indirection layer (or
building blocks thereof).

Best regards,


Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at