Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-27 05:47:17

On Mon, 27 Aug 2018 at 01:21, Edward Diener via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> 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.

I purposely did not post in this thread, because I already had the
discussion on this list, with the same result.

I have come to a more balanced view since then. The way I see it, is that
those advocating "drop C++03" have mostly one thing in mind. C++11 is a
major departure from C++03, because of move semantics (the real moving,
i.e. not copying stuff). I think Boost could adopt a maybe more subtle view
of imposing that C++11 moves should be implemented over the board (where
that makes sense of course), as a rule. This does not imply "drop C++03",
but does mean that peops that did move to C++11 are guaranteed to get what
they want when using Boost compiled with C++11 and up. I would be happy
with that. IMO, the alround support of C++11 moves is a more interesting
question/challenge than moving to CMake.


*“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop" - Herbert Stein*
*“No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth" - Rudolph W. L. Giuliani*

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at