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Subject: [boost] c++03 library survey
From: Mike Dev (mike.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-29 15:59:14

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Antony Polukhin via Boost
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:22 AM
> Actually, I'd like to go further than you propose. There's a plenty of
> request to use C++17 classes in the Boost libraries I maintain.
> So my idea is to start a new fork/branch of Boost that requires C++17
> compatible compiler. This will allow library developers to use modern
> features, experiment with them and invent cool things.

Just for the record: I'd absolutely love to see a "true" c++17 fork of boost
(or even c++20), where everything that has been merged into the standard is
removed and the other libraries make full use of c++17 feature in their
implementation and where there isn't conditional compilation all over the

I even shortly had the crazy idea to suggest something like that here on
the ml, but then I woke up and read some of the past discussions about
boost 2.0 - ammo it is just too much effort and not enough real benefit
to justify it :(.

In any case. If you want to create a c++17 version of your libraries
(in particular LexicalCast) I'll support you however I can. Wonder
what the chances are for such a modernized library to be accepted into

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