Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Mike Dev (mike.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-26 16:27:15
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> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Paul A. Bristow via Boost
> Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:07 PM
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> > From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov via Boost
> > Sent: 26 August 2018 14:02
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> > Cc: Peter Dimov
> > Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
> > Edward Diener wrote:
> > [...]
> > Consequently, said author would be reluctant to break C++03 compatibility
> > because it would affect more than just one library.
> Do we have any idea how many real examples of this dependency there are?
If you mean how many c++03 libraries are used by other boost libraries that
support 03, then I'm willing to determine this number if you want(might take a
bit though). But if you have a look at the boost dependency graph you'll see
that this a actually very common case.
What I don't know is of course, how many of those libraries are maintained
by people that would like to use c++11 or later if they did not have to care
about other libraries depending on them.
Maybe this thread will shine some light on it