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Subject: Re: [boost] [release] 1.64.0 Delayed because of Microsoft (version numbers)
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-20 21:39:42

On 20 March 2017 at 22:17, Stephan T. Lavavej
<stl_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> [Mateusz Loskot]
>> I don't think this is argument holds strong in practice.
>> AFAIK, PlatformToolseVersion and its derivatives used in
>> Boost are never compared as range, like _MSC_VER often is,
>> but as exact values.
>> Boost tests for:
>> v140
>> v141
>> and, if at any time Microsoft replaces it with, STL (tm):
>> meow
>> let it be so.
> FYI, we're planning to release a toolset that will be binary-incompatible with v140 and v141 at some point in the future (the libraries, and probably the compiler too, will be bin-incompatible, to allow us to make significant improvements to data structure layout and so forth that we're otherwise unable to make).

Thanks Stephan, I always appreciate all the updates and clarifications you give.

> We haven't decided on that toolset's versioning at this point. (I expect/hope that it will be very distinctive and not easily confused with the current versions; Visual C++ vMeow does have a nice ring to it...)


Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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