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Subject: Re: [boost] Let's stop distributing binaries
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-29 16:07:18

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 4:53 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The fact is that users of boost use compilers with differing levels of C++
> standard conformance. This creates a number of problems including (but
> probably not limited to)
> a) Using libraries built with different levels of C++ conformance may create
> ABI issues.
> b) it creates a discussion about "dropping C++03 support". Actually it
> creates a discussion about that the above actually means.
> c) It's motivated a suggestion that all libraries move to header only. This
> is not great idea - but I won't address that here.
> I believe all these issues - and more - would disappear if we just stopped
> distributing binaries.

Why do you think so?
It doesn't solve A, B or C.


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