On 10 May 2017 at 11:36, Paul A. Bristow via Boost-users <boost-users@lists.boost.org> 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.

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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