Subject: Re: [boost] A possible date for dropping c++03 support
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-29 07:27:52
On Wed, 29 Aug 2018 at 05:29, James E. King III via Boost
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:14 PM Edward Diener via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Other than not removing useful Boost libraries which support c++03 as
> > well as all subsequent C++ standard levels, and not telling people that
> > they can not use such libraries in c++03 mode if they actually want to
> > do so, I am perfectly willing to let others, including yourself, decide
> > the best way in which support for c++03 in Boost is reduced. My argument
> > has always been that putting a generalized statement on the website,
> > without explaining what it actually entails as far as using Boost
> > libraries is concerned, is going to lead to confusion and puzzlement
> > from end-users and endless questions. What can it possibly cost to
> > actually explain of what "Boost dropping support for c++03" actually
> > consists, when it is finally decided what Boost is going to do in this
> > area ? If it is a matter of correct grammar or exposition in the
> > explanation, I will gladly volunteer to write it if no one else wants to
> > do so.
> I thought Peter Dimov got it right from the comment I saw earlier.
> The project would no longer spend time and effort on qualifying or testing
> C++03 compatibility. CI builds and the test matrix would no longer
> specifically test C++03.
> The default language level for b2 builds would be C++11.
Everyone says, amen!
And, let's stop the thread there.
And, let's get the C++11 mode in as prescribed above.
-- Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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