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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding support for auto in Boost.Foreach
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-15 16:03:08

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Christian Holmquist
<c.holmquist_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> 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...

You're right, it might not be that easy.

> 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
> corner.
> Please realize Boost is used outside of the open source community.

No need to be sorry.

BTW, I'm not sure it's easier in open source. Code often has to be
compatible with quite old compilers.


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