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Subject: Re: [boost] Removal of boost::basic_string_ref (in favor of basic_string_view)
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-24 15:44:32

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Bjorn Reese <breese_at_[hidden]>

> On 02/17/2016 08:52 PM, Marshall Clow wrote:
>> I have just removed boost::basic_string_ref from the develop branch, and
>> updated the specializations to use basic_string_view.
> I am against this decision. I am using basic_string_ref<> quite heavily
> in several projects that have work with Boost 1.55 and newer.
Tell people you're going to change something, and everyone yawns.
Actually change it, and boom!

Anyway, I've been persuaded that replacing w/o a transition period is not
the best way to go.
K-ballo showed me that there are a lot more uses than I thought:

So, I will restore basic_string_ref for to the 1.61 and 1.62 releases, and
plan on remove it for 1.63.

-- Marshall

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