Subject: Re: [boost] [1.51][Release] Short release cycle
From: Sergey Cheban (s.cheban_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-29 13:04:19
On 29.06.2012 18:26, Rhys Ulerich wrote:
>> 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
So, should we forbid the exceptions usage in the Boost because there are
some old compilers that do not support them?
The future of the boost::atomic is not clear, the maintainer is
unresponsive. So, we have only two options:
1. Use std::atomic and make boost.lockfree available for the modern
2. Don't add the boost.lockfree.
I think that the first option is better. And it doesn't prevent us from
switching to the boost::atomic.
-- Sergey Cheban
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