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Subject: Re: [boost] Build breaking changes
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-04-03 14:37:04


On 04/03/2018 08:06 AM, degski via Boost wrote:
> On 2 April 2018 at 20:30, Gavin Lambert via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> On 30/03/2018 07:48, Andrey Semashev wrote:
>>> Difficulty with one particular IDE does not count as a valid reason to
>>> stick with 32-bit x86 to me.
>> While the above is true, having the most popular compiler and IDE of the
>> platform default to 32-bit does argue very strongly to *not stop* building
>> 32-bit by default _on Windows_.
> This might not stay this way!

  Of course, but we can always change our default if/when
Microsoft changes theirs. In the end, building for 32-bit
or 64-bit is not our call to make. Our default settings
should be designed to work for most users.

> It also departs from the assumption that
> *all* VS users are total numwitz, and do not attempt and succeed to set up
> and select a 64-bit project.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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