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Subject: Re: [boost] List of C++ 11 only Boost libraries and their status?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-26 10:51:33

I have to say I don't get the point of such a review.

Boost has never had a requirement that a library support anything other than
the latest available C++ standard.

Given that C++11+ has facilities that make library writing easier
(especially for more difficult libraries), I would expect that almost any
library not in Boost would be built using C++11+ facilities. So what is the
point of making such a list?

C++ libraries are defined by their public interfaces. The implementation is
(or should be) irrelevant to the user.
Since C++ evolution places high value on maintaining backward compatibility,
Users shouldn't see any effects from the emergence of any C++11+ version.
Again, I just don't see what the point of such a review would be? How would
it be useful or relevant to any user or library developer?

I know you've got lot's of interesting ideas. You might want to pick a
different one to give a talk on.

Robert Ramey

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