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Subject: Re: [boost] Let's stop distributing binaries
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-29 22:53:49

On 8/29/18 3:43 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Nevin Liber wrote:
>> We aren't responsible anyway.  Not shipping binaries means we will be
>> making things harder for some users, especially newcomers to Boost.
>> Now, the outcome of this discussion may be that we will no longer ship
>> binaries because we cannot do it correctly for most use cases, but
>> let's not pretend not doing so is a benefit to the end user.
> This is all irrelevant anyway because we don't ship binaries except on
> Windows where we don't have a problem with them.

Hmmm - we ship binaries I presume in the form of DLLS and *.lib files.
Which -std version are these compiled with? What if that is different
then the -std version that the user compiles his ap with? Doesn't that
create a number of problems? Weren't you the one who pointed this out?
> Linux binaries are shipped by the distros, not us.

Hmmm - same question as above? if the binaries are compiled with one
-std version but the user links in via static or dynamic link with a
different -std version won't that create problems?

Robert Ramey
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