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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost 2.x - (Was Re: Boost is supposed to serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve Boost's community*)
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-22 16:51:40

On 5/22/2016 4:16 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> Le 22/05/2016 à 21:19, Edward Diener a écrit :
>> On 5/22/2016 2:28 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
>>> Le 21/05/2016 à 18:09, Edward Diener a écrit :
>>>> On 5/21/2016 11:52 AM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
>>>>> Wether we want a "C++14 only" Boost version is another thing.
>>>> What could it possibly achieve to have a Boost with only C++11 or
>>>> above libraries or a Boost with only C++14 or above libraries, as
>>>> opposed to having Boost as we have it now in which each library can
>>>> choose what level of C++ support it requires ? I would really like to
>>>> get a technical answer, as opposed to an emotional response about
>>>> "moving forward" and "looking to the future" and "serving the entire
>>>> C++ community", to that question by those who propose such ideas.
>>> <snip>
>>> I repeat myself : whether we want to do it is another question.
>>> Is it worth doing it? I don't know. It needs a lot of resources and
>>> energy.
>>> What we as a Boost community could lost having additionally these new
>>> Boost versions?
>> Many of these are reasonable wishes. But I do not see what having a
>> Boost version which supports only C++14 on up compilation has to do
>> with any of them. Care to explain what facilities in C++14 on up is
>> going to make any of your wishes happen ?
> All of them.

All the things you desire are made possible by C++14 features ? A
modularized set of libraries is made possible by C++14 features ? A
CMake implementation for a set of libraries is made possible by C++14
features ? A continuous testing implementation is made possible by C++14
features ? A system of analysis and analyzers for code integrity are
made possible ny C++14 features ?

Or is it that you just feel that if you are part of a team working on a
new set of libraries dedicated to only the latest C++ standard you will
have more power to implement what you want to do ?

I just don't follow that having just C++14 libraries, or even just
C++11/C++14 libraries, has anything to do with the wishes that you have

> Are you requesting me you enumerate the C++11/C++14 new features?

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