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Subject: Re: [boost] Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 has removedstd::unary_functionand std::binary_function
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-07 05:12:53

On 11/07/16 13:02, Daniel James wrote:
> On 7 November 2016 at 08:16, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> This solution relies on MSVC macros, so it won't work when other compilers
>> remove the deprecated components.
> From my email:
>> I wrote that before this thread, which is why I wrote it as a short
>> term fix
> From the commit message:
>> I'm not sure what the long term solution should be, but
>> hopefully this will work for now.
> If that wasn't clear enough, I was just trying to put in a short term
> fix for this release, so that it can be dealt with properly later.
> Changing the public inheritance of a class is a breaking change, and
> we're scheduled to close for beta in two days time.

IMHO, there's no point in a "short term fix" if it's messier and more
complicated than a normal fix. I'd either keep the original code for
1.63 or do a proper fix. Removing the base class is formally a breaking
change, but I doubt anyone will ever notice. But that's just my opinion.

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