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Subject: Re: [boost] [parameter] Go C++11 and above only, or keep C++03 support?
From: Gavin Lambert (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-05 01:48:13

On 4/11/2018 23:00, Richard Hodges wrote:
> My 2c on this kind of question, for what it's worth, is that each new boost
> release should only target the current standard at time of release and up.
> This will force users, and more importantly *compiler vendors* to keep up
> and stop dragging us all back to the stone age.
> Boost is *the de-facto standard in c++*. If it demands c++17, compiler
> vendors will deliver c++17 - otherwise they will go out of business.

This is an excellent way to encourage application writers to stop using
Boost entirely. And hence for Boost to go out of business.

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