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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.test failures in develop
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-02 21:05:50

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Gennadiy Rozental <rogeeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Adam Wulkiewicz <adam.wulkiewicz <at>> writes:
> >
> > Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
> > > Aparna Kumta <aparna.kumta <at>> writes:
> > >
> > >> It seems that the code contains rvalue reference and hence the
> compiler
> > >> is not able to build it in C++03 mode.
> > > Why do you want to use C++03 mode?
> >
> > Test is failing from various reasons with any compiler without C++11
> > support. See e.g.:
> >
> It is almost 2016. How much longer do we plan to test against c++03? I'm
> with Bjarne here: it is time to move to c++11 enabled world - we all going
> to be better for it.
> I'll see if anything obvious can be fixed.

I'm all for libraries that only support C++11 going forward and even
investigating phasing out support from existing libraries. However, the
test library will have to be one of the last ones to stop supporting C++03
compilers because as long as there are other C++03 libraries in boost, it
will still have to support testing them.

Unfortunately I know lots of places that are still using msvc-8.0, so I
don't see that full move happening any time soon :-(


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