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Subject: Re: [boost] C++11 and compilers not supported by vendors any more
From: Charles_J_Wilson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2013-04-05 13:11:03

My understanding is that Microsoft stopped distributing MSVC++ 6 due to inclusion of a JVM.

That's why you can't find it on MSDN.

If you live in the US you can acquire an existing copy on Amazon for about US$25.

Depending on stability, you might have to spin up a VM with an older version of Windows to use it.

Charles Wilson
Senior Software Development Engineer
Dell | Enterprise Solutions Group

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Antony
> Polukhin
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 9:24 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] C++11 and compilers not supported by vendors any more
> Hi,
> I've got an almost ready patch for Boost.Any, that adds rvalues support to it
> via Boost.Move.
> But the trouble is following:
> Current version of patch may (and would) break compilation on ancient
> compilers, like MSVC6, BCC 5.5 and g++ 2.95.
> It can be tuned, to work even on those platforms, but:
> * I have no access to those antiquities, so it is impossible to run tests
> * It will take huge amount of time, to make it work
> What is the current policy in such situations (may ancient compilers support
> be dropped)?
> --
> Best regards,
> Antony Polukhin
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