Subject: Re: [boost] [doc] Libraries Listed by C++ standard
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-04-27 10:24:52
On 27 April 2018 at 12:04, degski via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 27 April 2018 at 11:00, Mateusz Loskot via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Since each Boost library seems/is free to decide
>> about which C++ standard they require,
>> would it be useful to start tagging each library
>> with standard in the release notes and docs?
> Isn't the main (practical) problem, that compliance [of a compiler] with a
> certain standard is often in-complete and/or somehow broken.
>From a library end-user point of view, I don't really care if a
library or compiler
actually religiously complies or not - I'm not interested in trying
and figuring out if the library+compiler marriage will collapse at me or not.
I however do care to know what author/maintainer aims for,
to be displayed with sign saying spoeak C++14+ or f...ff :)
> And with the current pace of C++ standards, this will continue to be the case,
> hence Boost.Config. This is not new and has been discussed on the list on
> various occasions.
As often, this seems to be another area here where better is enemy of good.
-- Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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