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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: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-21 13:26:03

Hartmut Kaiser wrote:

> As said, I find the classification of a library as being 'C++14 only' to
> be completely useless.

In the context of the hypothetical C++14 only Boost 2.0, this means that the
libraries have access to std::shared_ptr, std::thread and so on, which in
turn means that they don't need to depend on boost::shared_ptr,
boost::thread and so on. This makes it possible for a "Boost 2.0" library to
be completely independent of the rest of "Boost 2.0", at least in theory.
And if it's independent of the rest of the "Boost 2.0" libraries, why should
it depend on, say, a common build system or a common test infrastructure? So
outdated. It's $current_year!

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