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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding support for auto in Boost.Foreach
From: Christian Holmquist (c.holmquist_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-15 13:48:49

On 15 February 2012 11:26, Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM, paul Fultz <pfultz2_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Is there interest in adding something like this? Or maybe just part of
> it?
> > Also if there interest, what kind of process would I go through to get
> > them submitted and reviewed?
This seems like a good addition. We make heavy use of BOOST_FOREACH,
getting an emulated auto feature would make it even more powerful.

> In cases where the compiler doesn't support auto?
> Is it worth the effort? Moving to a compiler that does support auto
> seems easier.
Where does the 'easier' part come in? It's neither easy and definitely not
cheap to move an organization over from one compiler to another, especially
not with the MSVC suite. Most companies have enough holes to put time and
money into already...

Sorry for jumping on this, but too often on the Boost ML this comes up,
someone objects to a c+03 feature because there's a c+11 feature around the
Please realize Boost is used outside of the open source community.

- Christian

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