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Subject: Re: [boost] The future and present of Boost
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-25 02:12:08

Edward Diener wrote:

> Haven't we already basically agreed, going forward with Boost, that a
> library can use C++11 features and the C++11 Standard Library without
> informing end-users in advance that it is going to do so, if previously it
> supported C++03 ?

In theory. But theory and practice differ in practice. The theory of
libraries as independent islands does not describe reality; we're a
community, a team, and we tend not to do things that will create problems
for other maintainers, such as unilaterally dropping C++03 support forcing
all dependent libraries who still wish to support C++03 to deal with it
somehow as if their maintainers had nothing better to do all day.

Dropping C++03 is a collective decision that Boost will take and announce as
a single entity, and then everyone can move on to C++11 with clear

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