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Subject: Re: [boost] std::auto_ptr in public interfaces
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-22 16:24:44

On 5/20/2017 1:46 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
> On 5/20/17 10:18 AM, Richard Hodges via Boost wrote:
>> If the maintainers have the bandwidth, I'd like my c++14 code to stop
>> whining about auto_ptr when I link to boost. Since auto_ptr is deprecated
>> in 14 I'd prefer to see the auto_ptr interface vanish when building
>> for 14
>> unless I specifically request it by defining the preprocess or symbol
>> BOOST_ALLOW_AUTO_PTR or some such.
> We already BOOST_NO_AUTO_PTR have as part of config.hpp . It was
> originally defined to address C++03 libraries that didn't included it.
> The implementation could easily (I presume, since I'm not the person who
> is going to do it) be extended so that it is defined for C++11+
> conforming compilers.
> As an aside, config.hpp, developed / maintained by John Maddoc

John Maddock

> is a
> masterpiece which is the cornerstone of boost. Without this we would
> have not been able to get library development working across the wide
> variety of C++ compilers we have addressed. Without this, there is no
> way the serialization library (for example) could hope to maintain
> backward compatibility for code AND data. Without this, neither Boost
> nor C++ would be where they are today. And it's not just a trick -
> it's a huge effort in it's own right. A large majority of boost users,
> and even some developers fail to understand and appreciate this this.

Only A fool does not appreciate what Boost Config does.

> Robert Ramey

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