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Subject: Re: [boost] [histogram] Finalising version for submission
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-22 14:29:22

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2018 at 15:45, Alexander Grund via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > > So I would like to raise the requirement for the final library from
> > > C++11 to C++14.
> >
> > There was currently discussion about "switching to C++11" on the list
> > and an often brought argument was "the library maintainer is free to
> > raise the requirement at any time" and "there are already Boost.Libs
> > requiring C++11/14/17".
> Folks,
> If this is indeed a generally accepted practice, can we have it documented
> on the website, please?

It's not.

"At any time" is not generally accepted to include the time between the
review and the appearance of the library in Boost, _unless the review
manager and the people who gave positive reviews don't object_.

Something close to what was accepted is generally expected to appear in at
least one Boost release. Bait and switch would not be fair to the reviewers
and does not strike me as a particularly defensible practice.

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