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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.51][Release] Short release cycle
From: Sergey Cheban (s.cheban_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-29 13:12:21

On 29.06.2012 18:39, Stewart, Robert wrote:

>> 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.
> Boost cannot afford to be so purist or there will be few that use our libraries. We do, and must, drop support for old compilers.
> We should permit individual libraries to target only very recent compilers, if the library author so chooses and there is good reason.
I think this is the case with boost.lockfree. It is not easy to
implement it without atomics, and there are no atomics for the C++03 (yet).

> However, that's not the same as all of Boost supporting only very recent compilers.

Sergey Cheban

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