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Subject: Re: [boost] [Removing support for old compilers]
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-10 04:55:48

On 10 January 2014 09:12, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 10 January 2014 03:25, Adder wrote:
>> Why should we draw *artificial* lines in a centralized manner ? And on
>> what basis do we draw those lines ?
> On the basis that noone is testing old compilers so noone even knows
> if the workarounds inside #if blocks work.

But people are testing with old compilers, including the person you
replied to. Also, don't underestimate stability, even if we don't know
something works, there's a good chance it will for stable code.

This decision should be up to the library maintainer, so making it for
them in config is clearly wrong.

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