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Subject: Re: [boost] [Removing support for old compilers]
From: Jonathan Wakely (jwakely.boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-10 05:26:57

On 10 January 2014 09:55, Daniel James <dnljms_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

But are they submitting test results so the maintainers can see them?

> Also, don't underestimate stability, even if we don't know
> something works, there's a good chance it will for stable code.

But if it's entirely stable code then it isn't benefitting from
updates and fixes made to the rest of the code, and if there are no
updates then there's no advantage to using Boost 1.55 over some older
version that does still support the older compiler.

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