Re: RE : VC++6.0 and 7.0 are not supported anymore from ROOT4-04-2 or newer

From: Kevin Lynch <>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:52:40 -0400

Roland Kuhn wrote:
> I'm not familiar with boost, could you elaborate on the "new features"
> or give a pointer?
> Ciao,
> Roland

Boost was originated by two members of the ISO C++ committee to provide an open forum for development of high quality, portable C++ _libraries_ by providing peer review of design and implementation. Their original goal was to fill some of the holes in C++98, with the goal of gaining experience for the next round of standardization through "existing practice" rather than purely theoretical proposals. This work has resulted in most of the proposals that were included in the recent ISO C++ TR1 document, and probably in future versions of the C++ Standard itself.

The vast majority of libraries in boost are written in portable, Standard C++, and always have been. Most can be compiled on any reasonably compliant compiler (VC6 need not apply, but even the notoriously noncompliant gcc 2.95 is mostly okay).

The boost website is Received on Fri May 13 2005 - 16:52:48 MEST

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