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Subject: Re: [boost] Enabling spectre mitigation in boost libraries
From: Riff J (r12f.code_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-04-07 03:19:16

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 7:34 PM Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I understand that this is a serious issue. But it's not a mass developer problem. The majority of the software written is not impacted by this problem as it does not allow the manipulation through external end-user means and/or have security sensitive information to deal with. Hence such precompile Boost libraries would see a significant lower use than the current binaries. And the current binaries see a significant lower use than the source code (i.e. developer compiled). And hence I don't see the value of Boost itself providing such precompiled libraries. If Microsoft feels this is truly an important concern that needs to be addressed Microsoft could build Boost in that configuration and provide them for the rest of the world to use.

Ok, it makes sense to me as well. Then I will go with a local build
version in our project and share them internally, if anyone needs it.
And thank you all for helping looking into this again!

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