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Subject: Re: [boost] Best Practices for Surviving the Boost Test Gauntlet?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-11 00:12:32

On 8/10/2017 6:56 PM, Gavin Lambert via Boost wrote:
> On 10/08/2017 13:57, Edward Diener wrote:
>> 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.
> While that's true, it's also polite to have your Jamfile configured to
> skip compiling on the unsupported platforms, so that the user doesn't
> have to explicitly opt out with --without-xxx.

I agree with you.

> Although it's not as big a deal for header-only libraries, since the
> default build doesn't build the tests anyway, IIRC.

Actually you can do this for tests also, but I agree that it is more
important to do this for library builds.

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