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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost is supposed to serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve Boost's community*
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-21 11:52:44

Le 21/05/2016 à 15:23, Hartmut Kaiser a écrit :
>>> I presented a plan for how to technically transition to a C++ 14 only
>>> Boost 2.0 at my C++ Now 2015 presentation:
>>> The talk was well attended, and by much of the more senior Boost
>>> community members.
> What does it mean 'a library is C++14 only'?
I suspect it means to support >=C++14 compilers only.
> Does that mean I'm allowed to use only features which have been added by
> C++14?
Not for me. For me it means it uses ar least one C++14 feature and needs
a C++14 compiler. The library doesn't supports C++11 compiler nor C++14
compilers that don't support the used feature.
> Or does that mean a library is allowed to use all features defined in the
> C++14 standard?
This one. This doesn't mean that it uses all of them, just that the
author wants the freedom of using them.
> If the former, then am I still allowed to use 'int' and 'for'?
> If the latter, Boost is already C++14 only (afaict, no library uses C++17
> features yet).
No in my view.
> Go figure. So let's drop this nonsense of declaring something C++14 only.
Tell me if my alternative view of what "C++14 only" could mean change
your view.

Wether we want a "C++14 only" Boost version is another thing.


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