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Subject: Re: [boost] Changes to VS 2012 config
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-01 07:42:41

On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 6:34 AM, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> So here's the scoop from Herb. There are two separate things: the
> rolling releases (like the just-released Update 1 which added XP support
> to VS'12), and the CTP releases (like the one that just that added
> variadic templates to the compiler). The former are officially
> supported, go-live products; the latter are not. There is, and should
> be, *no expectation* that the features delivered in the CTP releases
> will ever make it into the officially supported updates.

We also shouldn't expect those features not to be part of a supported update.
XP support was also released as CTP (preview) before it was released
as Update 1.

> On other words, we should operate under the assumption that there will
> be no improvements in C++11 compliance of any officially supported
> Microsoft compiler until the next major release of Visual Studio.

That'd be very, very disappointing.


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