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Subject: Re: [boost] Questions about upcoming review of Boost.AFIO
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-21 11:43:26

On 5/20/15 3:30 PM, Peter Dimov wrote:
> Niall Douglas wrote:
> What is your contingency plan if people loudly demand C++11 support (or
> even C++03 support)?

Boost has never required support of any specific compiler - just
compatibility to the current standard - which I guess would mean C++14.

In practice however, authors want to see their stuff used so will make
efforts to support less conforming but popular compilers. And of course
it depends on the type of package - The latest/greatest functional
programming implementation would be find with supporting only the
standard which users of some "lazy_sort" routine would expect
support of older compilers - because it's easily possible and likely
more widely used.

Robert Ramey

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