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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 22:21:21

On 8/26/2018 3:06 PM, Mike Dev via Boost wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Edward Diener via Boost
>> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 2:33 AM
>> . Telling some library developer/maintainer that they should use some
>> C++11 on up feature for the sole reason that it will require that
>> library to only work with C++11 on up is so illogical that I really can
>> not believe a computer programmer could even think in those terms.
> For the last time: I never suggested to tell a library maintainer to use a C++11 just for the heck of it (or can you
> produce a quote?).
> Actually I stated the exact opposite multiple times from the beginning.
> And I also just explained, why I think just making an announcement and changing the documentation makes a difference
> even if not a single line of code is changed at that particular release.
> Sorry, but from my side it really feels as if you are completely ignoring what I'm writing. Maybe I'll understand better
> what you want from me, once I had a good night's sleep.

You are correct in that I do not understand why making an announcement
that Boost is "dropping support for C++03" is going to make any
difference to anybody, when nothing further changes as far as Boost is
concerned and in fact some Boost libraries continue to support C++03
simply because they do not require C++11 on up features. And if
something further is actually supposed to change regarding Boost other
than making such an announcement, I would love to hear about what it is
from you. I do not believe in doing something for no particular reason
just because someone thinks it sounds 'good'. I am also curious about
what documentation is supposed to be changing when you say "changing the

If I seem belligerent it is because you are only the last of a stream of
people saying that Boost should "drop support for C++03" without saying
what in particular this is supposed to entail, other than Boost
supposedly announcing that this will be the case.

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