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Subject: Re: [boost] Where we are 1.65.0
From: Francesco Guerrieri (f.guerrieri_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-10 09:15:18

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM, degski via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> On 10 August 2017 at 10:36, Andrey Semashev via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]
> > wrote:
> > Of course, there are enthusiasts but most people will start using C++17
> > much later, e.g. when they upgrade the production system and it ships the
> > new compiler.
> >
> In this particular transition, I'm not so sure, C++17 is really the
> completion of C++11 and C++14, so those who did go to C++11, might want to
> upgrade sooner than you think. Also, MSVC (current and eminent release) is
> now in much better shape than it ever was. So those people are certainly
> motivated. Additionally, contrary to the past, the upgrade (full monty) is
> free (Community Edition) for many. Equally so, on Windows, Clang/LLVM is
> now up to scratch, certainly with the release of 5.0, planned for 23rd of
> August.
> Anecdotically, at CERN-Institute (some of the most advanced scientists)
> they won't upgrade from what I understood, as they choose to stay on C++03.

​It's true that at CERN they are doing some of the most advanced (and
important) science and data processing. But that doesn't mean that, outside
of that most important field, that's a good indication of C++ needs for
other people. From my past experience as a physicist, I can recall not so
many years ago that a lot of work in physics was done in Fortran 77, not
because other tools were not available or preferred but mostly because of
inertia (of course, that's IMHO). ​I have a fondly remembrance of that, but
that is because I was young. In objective terms, it was less than amazing

Just my 2 cents.

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