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Subject: Re: [boost] Recommend dropping test coverage on msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-14 21:25:49

James E. King, III wrote:

> Actually my intention was not to discuss this just for the format
> library - but for all libraries.
> There shouldn't be a need to support msvc-7.1 by any library at stated it
> is past support and I don't think it's worth anybody spending time dealing
> with it in development or in test at this point.

The reason we have an msvc-7.1 tester in the matrix is that Ion Gaztañaga
cares enough (or cared enough - don't how how strongly he feels about it
now) to run it. Having msvc-7.1 tested does not necessarily create any
obligation on part of library maintainers to support it; whoever wants to,

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