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Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Thomas Heller (thom.heller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-28 12:37:44

Alexander Grund via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> schrieb am Di., 28. Aug.
2018 12:46:

> >> 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...

Now I'm really curious. Apart from the compiler shipping with the OS (RHEL
or similar), most HPC systems do have newer compiler versions installed.
>From a recent version of the Intel compiler to gcc and nowerdays even
clang. Which requirements do we talk about here?


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