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From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-07-06 06:09:48


>Before we start the formal review, I would like to focus
>boost's attention to the configuration scripts enclosed with
> does not use "boost/config.hpp", but has
>an "autoconf"-based configuration system with a few pre-built
>configurations (egcs, MSVC, BCC).<

The essential problem here is that regex++ has historically had a life
outside of boost (and will probably continue to do so), it wasn't written
for boost, but is has been "boostified" to some extent. I am aware that
there are still areas of overlap between regex++ and existing boost headers
- so far I have replaced regex++ facilities wherever I happened to notice
there was a one to one correspondence with boost, probably I have missed a
few, and I'm sure that there is more that can be done. I guess we need to
define a policy here, as this is the first time that a someone has
submitted a large library, not specifically "written for" boost.

- John.

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