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Subject: Re: [boost] [Removing support for old compilers]
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-09 18:14:55

Le 06/01/14 01:17, Adder a écrit :
> Dear Boost Developers,
> I realize that I cannot ask you to support old compilers, but I would
> like to kindly ask you not to intentionally rule them out and to
> retain existing work-arounds for older compilers, if not otherwise
> than by separate folders and files containing "last version known to
> work".
> I think that newer versions of the libraries should *improve* support
> for all compilers instead of dumping a lot of work that has been put,
> by the original developers and by others, into getting them to work.
> And many of them *do* work, because for example even if they do not
> support Template Partial Specialization in *all* cases, they do
> support it in enough cases. And who supports, even that, in *all*
> cases ?
> At some time I had Boost.Thread working just fine with Borland, and
> the changes were two or three lines, but there was no answer from the
> developer to incorporate them for weeks... I gave up.

what is the problem using the Boost version that worked with your compiler?


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