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Subject: Re: [boost] [Removing support for old compilers]
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-15 12:01:47

Robert Ramey wrote:
> I'm willing to concede that these points have value.
> But I don't think the cost has been adequately appreciated.

Exactly. The cost will only become to be appreciated when a release
containing the changes goes out. The majority of our users do not use the
trunk, do not try out a beta release, do not try the release candidates;
many of them nowadays don't even get Boost from us. There are also people
who are using (portions of) Boost on "non-supported" compilers. We only hear
from them when something breaks.

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