Subject: Re: [boost] C++03 / C++11 compatibility question for compiled libraries
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-11 13:25:04
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> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of degski via Boost
> Sent: 09 February 2018 20:56
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> Cc: degski
> Subject: Re: [boost] C++03 / C++11 compatibility question for compiled libraries
> On 9 February 2018 at 14:48, Edward Diener via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> > The issue with Boost Test is that if it now requires a C++11 level
> > compiler to use it, every library which tests itself using Boost Test now
> > requires a C++11 level compiler to run its tests.
> So, unless this requirement is lifted, the Rubicon has already been
In a sense, yes, but Boost.Test C++03 from release 1.66 still exists.
So those who stay with C++03 won't be able to rely on the tester-runners to test updated libraries, but they can still use
Boost.Test C++03 to run the test themselves - if they care.
Or they can freeze their Boost version completely continuing with the bugs they know and love.
I suspect the Laggards will just muddle on?
Meanwhile the Modernizers can muddle forward - it clearly isn't straightforward.
I think that the current process is working OK just as Daniel James's updated guidance (good - thanks) suggests
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