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Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-28 11:08:14

On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 at 13:50, Glen Fernandes <glen.fernandes_at_[hidden]>

> 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.

I'll take your word for it, weird people everywhere. Well MS never stops
surprising us, not so long ago [like this year] they did an update of,
cannot remember exactly, of paint.exe maybe (or something similar). They
actually did an edit (with a hex-editor) of this binary (it fixed the
problem) and sent it out as an update (which it was), but they must have
either lost the source code, or had no way of compiling the code.


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