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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: Rainer Deyke (rainerd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-22 03:53:24

On 19.05.2016 11:17, Niall Douglas wrote:
> The C++ 14 only libraries contributed to date are clearly written
> first for C++ not Boost. They are the future we should be proactively
> encouraging into a new clean ground up redesigned fork of Boost, a
> Boost 2.0, instead of corralling them into legacy and outdated
> packaging, build, design, documentation and idioms out of some
> misguided desire for serving the legacy Boost usership before that of
> the wider C++ community.

What percentage of "the entire C++ community" do you think has access to
a C++ 14 compiler anyway?

I like to think I'm more up to date than the average C++ user. I'm
running the latest version of Linux Mint, based on the next-to-latest
version of Ubuntu. The gcc that comes with my operating system is
version 4.8, which predates C++ 14. To use C++ 14, I would have to
recompile gcc, which I have not yet managed to do for all of my target
platforms. I'd love to switch to C++ 14, but right now it's just
technically viable for me.

Rainer Deyke (rainerd_at_[hidden])

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