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Subject: Re: [boost] C++ announcements coming tomorrow
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-03 14:47:21

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Mathias Gaunard
<mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 03/11/12 15:52, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> * Microsoft has released an out-of-band community technical preview
>> (CTP) for their compiler, adding explicit conversion operators, raw
>> string literals, function template default arguments, delegating
>> constructors, uniform initialization, and variatic templates. (See
>> for instructions on how to use the CTP). Microsoft is promising more
>> such feature releases during the first half of 2013. This is important
>> for the whole C++ community, since it means that full C++11 support is
>> becoming a reality across all widely used compilers.
> I find the idea of a community technical preview surprising, since Microsoft
> has been repeatedly refusing to fix bugs reported by the community unless
> you have purchased commercial support.

Have you filed a bug report recently? I filed one this summer and had
a response the next day.

> It seems they focus on adding new features rather than fixing bugs. While a
> good marketing strategy for a commercial product, it arguably doesn't work
> so well with a "community" approach.

Here some lists of bugs fixed:

Note that those lists don't include bugs reported by those with
commercial support contracts.


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