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Subject: Re: [boost] transforming ex. boost lib into C++11-only lib?
From: Stephen Kelly (hello_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-24 11:16:47

Adam Romanek wrote:

> On 22.01.2015 21:45, Ion Gaztañaga wrote:
>> El 22/01/2015 a las 16:37, Ben Pope escribió:
>>> In my personal opinion, I would say go for it (I've upgraded to C++14 on
>>> multiple compilers and platforms); anybody that cannot upgrade to a
>>> C++11 compiler should either fight harder, do it anyway and then ask for
>>> forgiveness, or change jobs (in that order).
>> In many industrial environments you need to maintain C++98 code for many
>> years. I'm not saying they should use Boost, but that's also real life.
>> I plan to maintain C++03 for many years in my libraries.
> My 2 cents...
> I work in one of such companies and old compilers are pain in the ass,
> but there's just no way to force SoC vendors to provider newer ones. It
> happens that we need to run our code on a platform with gcc 4.2, thus I
> don't expect anyone to take the decision to move to C++11 in the next
> 4-5 years or so.

Maybe people in that position should come together and create a LTS branch.
What do you think?

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