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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC : About forking a C++11 standard library and adapt it to C++98 compilers
From: Vladimir Batov (Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-07 18:29:33


On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 6:09 PM Vicente J. Botet Escriba <
>>> 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?

Just got to read this suggestion of yours. It seems like a noble
cause... but please let me express my doubts. I suspect that'll be a
*lot* of effort. I suspect some C++11 functionality will have to be
re-implemented! All that will take time... The problem is that you start
on a project with limited usefulness timeframe. As time progresses
you'll be serving ever-shrinking pool of customers. More so, the
existing installations are unlikely to need such a C++11 emulation.
Those installations already have their environment set... old and
preserved C++03.

Just my thoughts. Can easily be wrong. I usually am.


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