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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-30 17:07:25

--- In boost_at_[hidden], "Andrei Alexandrescu" <andrewalex_at_h...>
> Hi,
> This is a very tentative proposal, I want to gauge your interest
> about that.
> I am writing a book on design with C++ and patterns. The book
> basically builds Loki, a library of design elements. The goals in
> building Loki are: high-level, broad usability, high portability.
> These goals are pursued by using generic programming, design
> patterns, and standard C++.

Hi Andrei,

It sounds very interesting. My biggest concern is that it is a very
large proposal. We already have many libraries in the pipeline
waiting for review, with more coming in every day, and we haven't
really developed momentum behind the review process yet. Some of them
overlap somewhat with elements of your work. Can Loki be broken into
pieces that can be easily digested, or is it an all-or-nothing
monolith? If the former, perhaps you'd consider submitting it
piecewise? Also, would you be willing to help review some of the
pending libraries, in particular those that overlap yours in
functionality? That would help us evaluate which one to choose in
those areas.


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