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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation for Git and Modular Boost conversion
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-17 17:09:29

Dave Abrahams wrote:
> The biggest question is against which versions of Boost dependencies the
> commit will be tested. The obvious choices are 1. the version that was
> part of the last boost release, and 2. the last version of the
> dependency to be individually released (i.e. that dependency's "master"
> branch).

This is fine in some scenarios, not so fine in others. Imagine that the
"develop" branch of, say, SmartPtr introduces a potentially breaking change,
say, use of explicit operator bool. Until dependent libraries are tested
against this change, it will not become known whether they are affected.

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