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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC : About forking a C++11 standard library and adapt it to C++98 compilers
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-02 19:35:45

On 6/2/2016 6:09 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> Hi,
> Some of us have to work yet with C++98 compiler at work (due to well
> know reasons) and this for a long time. This is a reality.
> I was wondering about forking a public domain C++11/14/17 standard
> library and adapt it to C++98 compilers. This library could be seen as
> another TR1, an extension of the C++03 standard library.
> Does this make any sens? Would this project be of interest for the
> Boost/C++ community?

Most C++11 libraries have a Boost equivalent. In that case you could
either use the Boost library equivalent with your C++98 compiler or use
CXXD so that when you upgraded to a C++11 compiler you would not have to
change your code. So I assume you are talking about a C++11 library that
does not have a Boost equivalent. In which case what C++11/14/17
standard library are you interested in forking ?


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