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Subject: Re: [boost] C++03 and C++11 ABI compatibility for compiled libraries
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-13 13:13:22

On Monday 13 May 2013 10:29:47 Michael Marcin wrote:
> Does boost ever claim support for abi compatibility with different
> compiler settings? I thought not.
> If there needs to be a change beyond users just building the version
> they actually need, I would prefer 2.
> Binding Boost to C++03 seems counter to Boost's stated goals.

Building and distributing custom builds of libraries with applications is
typical in Windows but not in Linux. And with the current state of affair
applications cannot use Boost libraries in C++11 mode, which also contradicts
Boost goals.

I'm not advocating for solution (1) here, I'm just saying that custom builds
are not the answer in this case, IMHO.

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