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Subject: Re: [boost] Removing old config macro and increasing compilerrequirements.
From: Stephen Kelly (steveire_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-05 04:00:33

On 08/04/2013 06:48 PM, John Maddock wrote:
>> Do you have an opinion on the original change? The only contentious part
>> of it seems to be dropping Visual C++ 7.0.
> Well I'm sort of sitting on the fence ;-)
> I suspect from a purely practical perspective, few libraries are still
> compatible with that compiler, so I'm inclined to agree we might as
> well drop support. Of course that opens a whole can of worms, because
> if we agreed to that then there's a whole slew of config macros (and
> associated workarounds) that can be removed.

How is that 'a can of worms' rather than 'a good thing' ?



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