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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] Boost.test failures in develop
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-04 05:18:34

On 04.10.2015 09:53, Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
> Adam Wulkiewicz <adam.wulkiewicz <at>> writes:
>> In general I agree with you but the reality is that currently all (or
>> nearly all?) Boost libraries support c++03 and there are more c++03 test
>> runners than c++11 ones.
> I do not believe so. By my count about 10 out of 50 are c++03.

There are 118 directories in libs, each of them roughly correspond to a
library. Out of them, from the top of my head, only Boost.Context2 and
Boost.VMD strictly do not support C++03. There are 36 Jamfiles that
indicate dependency on Boost.Test.

>> Are you saying that the support for c++03 in Test was dropped or will be
>> in the near future?
> At some near point in a future. I do not have resources to maintain two
> branches of the library. Older releases are there forever. Anyone interested
> in c++03 compatible version can download it without ny problems.

This makes Boost.Test unsuitable for testing Boost libraries that
support C++03 (currently - nearly all). Are you suggesting to start
porting tests from Boost.Test to another testing framework?

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