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Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-26 18:13:50

On 8/26/2018 9:02 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> 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.

Only if "drop C++03 support" actually means something on a practical
level rather than just verbiage.

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