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From: Brian Wood (woodbrian77_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-12-02 21:03:24

Peter Dimov writes:

> Marshall Clow wrote:
> > I must concur with Ville here; I have had several people tell me they
> won?t
> > use Boost because ?it changes with every release?.
> Boost does change with every release, and I still keep using 1.38 in
> several
> projects of mine, but these changes are not limited to ABI at all.
> Everything changes, you have to retest the whole lot, for correctness as
> well as performance.
> And in general, expecting ABI stability from a collection of predominantly
> header-only libraries is setting one up for severe disappointment.
> The standardized libraries are more header-only than Boost so am
not sure how this isn't a rap on them also. Somehow C++ has become
successful in spite of this.

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