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Subject: Re: [boost] Best Practices for Surviving the Boost Test Gauntlet?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-10 01:57:32

On 8/9/2017 7:07 PM, Vinnie Falco via Boost wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:04 PM, Gavin Lambert via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Are you using the BOOST_NOEXCEPT* macros? They resolve to nothing (or in
>> some cases to throw()) on older compilers.
> No, because Beast requires C++11.
>> In general for most compatibility issues there is a macro somewhere, either
>> in Boost.Config or elsewhere.
> I know, and its amazing the amount of work and dedication that some
> authors go through to keep their libraries working with old compilers.
> Unfortunately that level of support is not something I have resources
> to maintain in Beast.

This is almost exclusively for libraries which have been around for a
long time. Boost fully accepts the fact that your library may need a
particular level of c++ compliance. The important thing is to document
the level of c++ compliance needed by your library. Once you have done
that then it is the end-user's problem if they are using a compiler that
does not meet the level of c++ that your library needs if they wish to
use your library.

> I can only support Beast on Visual Studio 2015 with Update 3 or later.
> Thanks

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