Subject: Re: [boost] [parameter] Go C++11 and above only, or keep C++03 support?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-04 03:44:15
On 11/3/2018 1:07 PM, John Maddock via Boost wrote:
> On 03/11/2018 14:47, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
>> 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".
> Not if the Jamfile is marked up to require the C++11 (or whatever)
> features required - then it simply won't be built in 03 mode.Â Of course
> that may still be an issue if 03 is the compilers default mode :(
If we have announced that Boost will no longer support C++03, one of
whose meanings is that compiling in C++03 mode may no longer work, then
it is up to the end-user not to compile in C++03 mode, whether that is
the compiler's default mode or not.
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