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Subject: Re: [boost] Info: Boost.Config is older than your compiler version - message is surprising
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-11 10:04:55

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Paul A. Bristow via Boost
> Sent: 08 December 2017 12:07
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Paul A. Bristow
> Subject: [boost] Info: Boost.Config is older than your compiler version - message is surprising
> I've just updated to the latest and greatest Visual Studio 15.5 and also got my Boost develop branch up-to-date.
> But I'm still getting this message:
> "Info: Boost.Config is older than your compiler version - probably nothing bad will happen - but you may wish to look for an
> updated
> Boost version. Define BOOST_CONFIG_SUPPRESS_OUTDATED_MESSAGE to suppress this message."
> I've just rebuilt my library files that have the new -x64- x32 in the name (great - but grrrr because I have had to change all my
> command files to generate them, previously in /x64 and /win32 folders ;-)
> The library files have names like
> libboost_chrono-vc141-mt-x64-1_66.lib
> so version number is still at 1.66 (a fact confirmed by the config_info Boost version 106600)
> The config_info.txt output is attached.
> So I am surprised to get this potentially useful warning.
> It would *much* more helpful if the warning told which version number of both compiler and Boost?
> (Just like the 'File not found' message that provokes "Which *&%$%^!!ing file" expletives).
> PS The Good news is that defining BOOST_CONFIG_SUPPRESS_OUTDATED_MESSAGE quiets as promised.

Sent a suggestion to VS Team to allow later Boost versions (for the benefit of Boost developers and other adventurous spirits using
the git develop branch)


Paul A. Bristow
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