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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-15 05:42:00

you're being unreasonable.
some guy came in here with a KNOWN poor and out of date compiler and dumps
on the warning messages he gets and implies that the folks a boost
should/could do something about it (Microsoft HAS done something about it,
they're issued TWO releases since then.....why hasn't the OP updated??)
I'm on record here as saying we should save the world a fortune in time and
quit supporting such a poor compiler. (now THAT is flame bait, and I don't
give a <insert favorite expletive>.... Microsoft VC++6.0 is NOT a
reasonable compiler..... within months of it's release, the ISO standard
was voted (of course they didn't conform, I believe that any rational
person looking at ALL the behavior of Microsoft back in 1997-1998 can ONLY
come to the conclusion that they were trying to "kill" C++). Microsoft
STILL has NOT updated the STL that they ship with you want me
to go on?)

In my opinion, the only reason that boost hasn't officially told everyone
that VC++6.0 is no longer supported is because Dave Abrahams apparently has
a customer that "cannot update". It costs a small fortune to try to make
everything work with VC++6.0 and it is NOT worth the effort).

At Sunday 2004-08-15 02:28, you wrote:
>To put it bluntly, comments such as this accomplish nothing except dump
>emotions at the expense of others.
>In the Netbeans mailing list, there are a few people that enjoy dumping on
>Windows in the manner that people dump on VC here.
>Please, please will someone please tell these people that comments such as
>this don't accomplish anything useful for Boost? Or am I being unreasonable?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Victor A. Wagner Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]>
>To: <boost-users_at_[hidden]>
>Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 12:40 AM
>Subject: Re: [Boost-users] RTTI for VC 6
> > to put it bluntly, it's not boost, it VC++6.0
> > (the plethora of errors)
> > upgrading would save you and a lot of others a lot of problems
>Boost-users mailing list

Victor A. Wagner Jr.
The five most dangerous words in the English language:
               "There oughta be a law"

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