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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Cutting headers
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-10 13:54:38

On 10 May 2017 at 11:36, Paul A. Bristow via Boost-users <
boost-users_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The interdependence of Boost libraries isn't a 'problem' - it may be an
> inconvenience, but is an unavoidable consequence of missing
> built-in language features and Boost's invaluable working for multiple
> platforms, targets and compilers and standard versions.

In my opinion, supporting things like VC7.1 in boost is actually doing the
world a dis-service. The CRT's that come with VC7.1 (f.e.) have severe,
known (to black-hat hackers) security issues AND ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY

Microsoft is clear about what is and what isn't supported. Boost should not
support more than that. If one doesn't adopt this approach, the backlog (of
mess from the past) will never be cleared and windows will forever be
characterised as THE unsafe platform, which I think is un-warranted.

When will boost stop supporting VC7.1 (and all the other out-dated stuff,
VC8 etc etc)?


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