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Subject: Re: [boost] Some statistics about the C++ 11/14 mandatory Boostlibraries
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-14 20:33:32

On 14 May 2015 at 19:27, Edward Diener wrote:

> If C++11/C++14 does not offer anything to a library developer of an
> existing library than what they already have with C++03 and Boost, what
> is the impetus to add C++11/C++14 support to a library ?

I gave four reasons earlier in the thread.

> I'll try again, even not knowing what you mean by "STL11 equivalents". Why
> would libraries in Boost which depend on STL11 equivalents not be able to
> use the STL11 equivalent ?

Slight API differences. Legacy API usage. Most STL11 implementations
are much less forgiving than Boost with usage.

Most of it is very small stuff, but requires human intervention to
fix. I certainly found a small truck load of minor breakages in AFIO
due to poor understanding of the STL. I learned a lot actually. My
code rigour improved enormously.


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