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Subject: Re: [boost] [mpl] multiset
From: Bruno Dutra (brunocodutra_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-27 17:01:54

On Feb 27, 2015 6:23 PM, "Edward Diener" <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 2/27/2015 3:54 PM, Stephen Kelly wrote:
>> [...]
>> The removal of the old code was committed (see 'gitk steveire' in
>> Daniel James reverted it.
>> Feel free to revert the revert.
> I am not the maintainer of MPL, although I have been granted rights to
change it. I don't think MPL has a primary maintainer any more so any large
change needs a consensus AFAICS.
> The consensus appeared to be that MPL should keep the old code. I agreed
with you instead. But I am not going to go against the consensus of others
unless there is an updated general consensus that agrees that MPL need no
longer support the old compilers that it does.

I'm not familiar with the exact changes to really know which compilers
would not be supported anymore, but as a general rule, any compiler which
is not regularly tested is, by definition, not strictly supported. Perhaps
it would be a good idea to leave changes merged on develop branch for a
while so that any testers of affected compilers could report failures. This
could be serve as a good indication of which compilers are regarded as

Meanwhile, how should one proceed to assess current consensus regarding
this topic? Would it suffice to just open a discussion on this mailing list?


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