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From: Mulligan, Pat (Pat_Mulligan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-30 17:45:01


I am a new "booster". In regards to Andrei's request, I too have developed
cross-platform class hierarchies which closely resemble the Bridge pattern
in the infamous "Design Patterns" book. It was the MT stuff that Miki is
doing that caught my eye. I have done some work like this in various areas
like MT issues and the critical section issues that have an abstract
interface. I am also working on cross platform stuff for internet servers
to bridge environments. Typically I use the old static class which has a
factory that does the environment interrogation and cracks out the correct
derived class for the platform.

The question is this, does boost consider this type of work worthy? If so,
I would gladly donate the code base.

Also, I would not mind becoming a reviewer of some sorts. How does one
become that (I check the FAQ) but maybe I missed it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Abrahams [mailto:abrahams_at_[hidden]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 6:07 PM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: [boost] Re: Hello boosters

--- 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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