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Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-26 13:02:01

Edward Diener wrote:

> Are you going to force it to use some C++11 on up feature in its code so
> that it no longer compiles at the C++03 level, even when it has no use for
> any C++11 on up feature anywhere in its implementation ?

He wasn't suggesting anything like that. His point is simply that if a
library is heavily depended upon, the author's decision to drop C++03
support affects all downstream libraries, which by virtue of having this
dependency will also lose C++03 support even if they themselves use no
non-C++03 features.

Consequently, said author would be reluctant to break C++03 compatibility
because it would affect more than just one library.

But if we officially "drop C++03 support" he'll be freer to do so.

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