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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Signals deprecation and removal
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-05-30 03:11:43

> This first implementation of signals has been deprecated since the 1.54
> release. (When) are we going to remove it? It is under management of the
> CMT, and it has been deprecated for over 10 major releases. I would like
> to suggest we remove it in the Boost 1.68.0 release.

i had been working on one project, that was never migrated from signals
to signals2, as attempts to migrate miserably failed: compile times
significantly increased and the msvc linker would run out of memory.

this project is currently migrated away from boost.signals (1 and 2) to
a more lightweight solution (nod signals), but i can imagine that there
are some projects out there which still use signals(1) and which would
run into trouble when it will be removed completely.

otoh i wonder if signals1 causes much maintenance overhead, that
justifies potentially breaking downstream code

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