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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.51][Release] Short release cycle
From: Rhys Ulerich (rhys.ulerich_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-29 10:26:13

>> There's a lot of compilers that Boost still pretends to care about. It
>> would be very unfortunate if we devolve into just targetting the
>> "popular" few.

> I think that Boots should support not the "popular" compilers but the modern
> ones. The users of the old compilers may use the old versions of Boost.
> The existence of old and unpopular compilers should not prevent the Boost
> from using the modern language features. Note that these compilers will
> never disappear.

I'd thought the Boost community had invested a ton of effort
specifically so one could write modern code for both old and new

- Rhys

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