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Subject: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Mike Dev (mike.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-28 12:01:16

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Glen Fernandes via Boost
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:51 PM
> On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, degski wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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.

Important data point thank you!

I started a separate thread with a "survey" (well, 6 yes/no questions),
if you have the time, could you please also answer there?

> 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.

Maybe I'm mixing this up but I vaguely remember a post some time ago about this
topic (could be that it was actually on reddit thought). In any case, is this
information still current? The post I have in mind mentioned that that information
was from "a few years ago" (again, I might completely misremember or mixing it up).



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