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Subject: Re: [boost] The future and present of Boost
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-24 19:52:16

On Wed, 24 Oct 2018 at 20:31, Niall Douglas via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > But we can't just stop investing effort in C++03 maintenance. We have to
> > officially drop C++03 at the Boost level, meaning, refuse to compile
> > Boost with C++03 at all, or make it difficult, or at least make it
> > choose an intelligent default that is never C++03.
> As Beman suggested so many years ago now, it's long overdue for a
> separate Boost v2.x release which is shorn of the backwards
> compatibility and undermaintained libraries.
> I'd make it C++ 17 by default, too, as surveys suggest people are
> jumping straight from C++ 11 to C++ 17 and not stopping at C++ 14.


> People can keep around Boost 1.x with the existing libraries as long as
> people want it. Let's just break free of the ancient cruft already.


> And before anyone asks, it would be on each individual library
> maintainer to do the work to put their library into Boost 2.x. Which
> should be 100% cmake, incidentally.


Let's leave Boost 1.x as is, as mixture of 03, 11, 14, etc.
Let's revolutionarly reserve make Fosbury's flop reserving
- Boost 17.x with `-std=c++17` as minimum
- Boost 20.x with `-std=c++20` as minimum

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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