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Subject: Re: [boost] List of C++ 11 only Boost libraries and their status?
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-24 22:53:02

> Le 24/11/14 23:28, Hartmut Kaiser a écrit :
> >>>> 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?
> > Sure, but what's the point of this? Is it discouraged to use old C style
> > for() loops now?
> >
> >
> ;-)
> Hartmut, you have a rich experience with HPX and C++11 compilers. What
> are the things that were easier with a C++11 compiler/C++ STL library?

Many things are a lot easier with C++11/14, we all know that. But what is
the point of creating a list of libraries _requiring_ a C++11 compiler? Code
which does not use C++11/14 features is still compilable with modern
compilers just fine. Also, it's still possible to use older code together
with newer libraries. The only purpose I would see is to tell people which
libraries they can't use if they are stuck with older compilers for some

Sorry I miss the point of this discussion and will shut up.
Regards Hartmut

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