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Subject: Re: [boost] [parameter] Go C++11 and above only, or keep C++03 support?
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-03 14:47:32

Andrey Semashev wrote:

> So I don't quite understand what were the recent discussions about
> "dropping C++03" about.

It appears that not many do.

In short, the point is that much of the outside world thinks of Boost as a
single thing. Our perspective as library maintainers is that libraries are
independent, but that's not how others view them.

To give you a specific example, if Parameter drops C++03 support, `b2
install` will fail on all compilers where C++03 is default because Log will
fail to build. This is spelled "Boost 1.70 fails to build".

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