Subject: Re: [boost] Boost and exceptions
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-20 18:07:14
On 20 June 2012 16:55, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> After a fair amount of sleuthing, you track it down to a gratuitous
> change to some other library whose behavior has changed without
> you noticing. This is incredibly disheartening.
Here's the *real* situation: Welcome to software development.
This can (and usually does) happen whenever I change any libraries,
compilers or even compiler flags. It has nothing to do with Boost. Heck,
it's been accelerated because compilers and libraries are in various stages
of C++11 compliance.
Is the burden higher on library writers? Absolutely.
It's the nature of the beast. The spectrum is from putting up with a
little pain every time something about your environment changes to locking
everything down so you have no external dependencies.
The alternative is stagnation. Every change has the potential to break
-- Nevin ":-)" Liber <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden]> (847) 691-1404