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Subject: Re: [boost] C++03 / C++11 compatibility question for compiled libraries
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-08 19:52:31

On 2/8/2018 12:21 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> As discussed in the doc to the CXX Dual library you do not have to
>> choose to allow all possible variations, depending on how many
>> different CXXD mods you decide to use. You could decide that if C++11
>> on up is being used your name is some 'xxx_std' while if C++11 on up
>> is not being used your name is 'xxx', and therefore you have two
>> naming variants.
> You could do that, and it simplifies things considerably (although it
> doesn't allow you to link 03 with 11.)
> But if you do that, what's the point of having separate CXXD macros per
> component then? You only need one, and the whole CXXD library collapses
> to a single `namespace cxxd = std|boost` directive.

Because most libraries are header-only. Because assuming that if a
single CXXD mod xxx is std, all others are std is not what I would call
good programming.

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