Subject: Re: [boost] Enabling spectre mitigation in boost libraries
From: Rainer Deyke (rainerd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-04-07 11:02:50
On 07.04.19 04:34, Rene Rivera via Boost wrote:
> 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.
I would go even further than that. If Microsoft, as an organization,
feels that libraries should be compiled by with spectre mitigation by
default, then it's up to the MSVC team to actually make that the
default, without requiring extra command line arguments. Asking every
user of MSVC to modify their build scripts in order to turn on spectre
mitigation doesn't scale very well when there are millions of such users.
-- Rainer Deyke (rainerd_at_[hidden])
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