Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Signals deprecation and removal
From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-06-08 12:40:17
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 11:11 PM, Tim Blechmann via Boost <
> > 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
> > 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
A standard response to something like this is that you can maintain the
Boost.Signals 1 library from within your own repository even as it gets
removed from Boost.
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