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Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-28 10:50:38

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, degski wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 at 11:59, Olaf van der Spek via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > AFAIK compilers have improved a lot so using old compilers seems a bit
> > weird.
> >
> The cross-section of people that want to use the latest Boost with the
> oldest working compiler cannot be enormous. But that seems to be the group
> (is there more than 1 user like that?) we are worried about here. Indeed,
> weird.

It is not enormous but it is big enough that as a Boost maintainer I still
want to support them.

Weird to a Boost user, sure. Not very weird to those Boost library authors
that are contacted by such users.

As I've even been mentioned before, even certain projects at Microsoft
(some that I actually worked on), still update Boost while supporting older
VC compiler versions.


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