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Subject: Re: [boost] Which compilers are not supported for 1.48 ?
From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-16 02:25:19

Antony Polukhin wrote:
> 2011/7/16 Lars Viklund <zao_at_[hidden]>:
>> The world needs more compilers, and it saddens me when new
>> libraries are developed and deployed claiming to be portable but
>> only really builds on recent GCC and maybe MSVC.
> Let me simplify the question:
> VC++6 and other old compiler builds are totally broken in multiple
> wide used libraries.
> 1) Shall I fix and commit bugfixes for those errors (hundreds of
> them)? I have no time to fix them all.
> 2) Shall I do nothing?
> 2.1) Do we need code, old/deprecated headers that does not work at
> all?
> 2.2) Why don`t post a warning/error for a user, that this compiler
> is not supported and '21 error(s), 1674 warning(s)' are not the user
> fault?
> 3) Shall I post bug reports for library maintainers?
> 3.1) They have opened bugs even for new compilers... When will be
> the fixes ready? Will be there any fixes?

I find it a bit odd that Boost should work hard to support compiler
versions that are themselves unsupported since many years.

Why do we think this is a productive idea?

Bo Persson

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