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Subject: Re: [boost] [Removing support for old compilers]
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-10 06:22:20

On 10 January 2014 10:26, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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?

They submit bug reports. Which is not ideal, but is often good enough.

>> 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

It's not entirely stable code.

> if there are no updates

There are updates.

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