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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.51][Release] Short release cycle
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-29 13:17:51

Sergey Cheban wrote:
> 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).

I already suggested that Tim add Lockfree to trunk with only C++11 support, so you're arguing against the wind, I guess.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
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Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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