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Subject: Re: [boost] List of C++ 11 only Boost libraries and their status?
From: Pete bartlett (pete_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-24 14:03:23

> On 24 Nov 2014, at 18:28, Gottlob Frege <gottlobfrege_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:20 AM, Hartmut Kaiser
> <hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> For C++ Now 2015 I am intending to present an overview of C++ 11 only
>>> Boost libraries in the review queue or very near the review queue by
>>> the time of the conference. I'd appreciate help filling in missing
>>> gaps in this list:
>> *snipped list*
>> Technically, all libraries in Boost are C++11. What's your point?
> C++11 *only*. (or more precisely >= C++11)
> ie won't work in anything less

I think it *is* worth asking "what's the point". For end users whether a particular library uses c++11 features is more-or-less irrelevant - they have a set of real world compilers to support (or justify upgrade from) and so they would love clear statements about what compilers a particular library works on. Of course it is not trivial for an author to supply such a statement - bits of the library may require more modern c++ than other parts - or the minimum feature set required may be inherited from a library used internally by the implementation and this might also change from release to release...

I believe Stephen Kelly has posted on this list a couple of times about how CMake tries to address these issues.

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