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Subject: Re: [boost] Removing old config macro and increasing compiler requirements.
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-04 22:54:39

on Sun Aug 04 2013, Stephen Kelly <> wrote:

> On 08/03/2013 11:03 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Mon Jul 29 2013, Stephen Kelly <> wrote:
>>> My preference is increasing the compiler requirement, because that may open
>>> up more similar opportunities for reducing dependencies and
>>> interdependencies throughout boost.
>>> Grepping indicates that that means increasing the compiler requirements to
>>> something like __DMC__ > 0x840,
>> I'd be shocked if any version of that compiler worked with any
>> substantial fraction of the Boost codebase.
> Ok, then the patch I posted which was specific to that compiler should
> be fine.
>>> GCC > 3.2, BOOST_INTEL_CXX_VERSION > 500, VC++ > 7.0.
>> +1
> What do you think about increasing the compiler requirement much more,
> as I wrote in another mail?

Well, it's not up to me, really. It /might/ be good for Boost, but I
would expect consensus to show us the right answer. I don't have a
strong personal feeling either way.

Dave Abrahams

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