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Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Alexander Grund (alexander.grund_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-28 10:45:40

>> PS: As HPC Systems came up: They usually count in decades. GCC 4.8 was
>> released in 2013, so rule of thumb would be that at about 2023 everyone is
>> using GCC 4.8+. But you can also look for RHEL support
>> ( RHEL 7 uses GCC 4.8 where RHEL 6
>> is supported till end of 2020 (not counting extended support)
> I'm wondering, do those projects require the latest version of Boost?
> And why can't they use later versions of compilers?
> AFAIK compilers have improved a lot so using old compilers seems a bit weird.
No, for the same reasons: Not old enough. So thinking about that it
should be fine.
For why: Management and compatibility: We want to build something here
that is guaranteed to run there so we have to keep the requirements to
the bare minimum. No point in arguing, I tried...

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