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Subject: Re: [boost] Recommend dropping test coverage on msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-16 01:26:07

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 5:25 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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,
> can.



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