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From: Milutin Jovanovic (miki_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-31 09:45:13

I plan to attend as well. This is my first meeting of the kind, so I will be
more in the observer role.


Miki Jovanovic.

From: "Beman Dawes" <beman_at_[hidden]>
> Dietmar Kuehl wrote:
> >Boost has grown to significant size and different topics of interest
> >have emerged. Since our time and possibly also the participation at
> >the Toronto Boost Meeting is limited I propose that we decide at least
> >on a tentative agenda for this meeting. The agenda might attract people
> >not participating in C++ standardization to participate in the
> Boost >discussions. Those who cannot attend the meeting might be
> in >communicating their position on the discussed topics prior to the
> meeting >to be taken into account by the participants.
> >
> >Basically, I fear that we will make less progress if we stick to the
> >more or less informal mode used at the Kona and Tokyo meetings:
> Positions >had to be formulated more less on the fly without prepration
> time to >identify eg. the crucial differences between the various hash
> table >implementations. I have some hope that some of the more
> controversial >discussions can be brought to some agreement if we have
> form of >potentially competing proposals for the items under discussion
> (this
> >might apply to hash tables as well as to the multi threading area).
> >
> >The topics to be discussed would probably depend strongly on the people
> >participating. For example, I would consider it pretty pointless to
> >discuss graph issues if Jeremy does not participate. Thus, it might help
> >if we could somehow put together a list of people who are planning
> to >attend the Boost Meeting.
> >
> >Just a few thought...
> Thanks, Dietmar!
> The Boost meeting will be on Sunday, October 22, at 1 PM. Novotel Toronto
> Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto. We have to vacate the room around 5:30
> PM.
> I've heard from these Boost people who plan to attend:
> Dave Abrahams
> Beman Dawes
> Howard Hinnant
> Dietmar Kuehl
> Jens Maurer
> Jeremy Siek
> I've heard from these Boost people who do not plan to attend:
> Greg Colvin
> William Kempf
> Yes, a more formal agenda with planned topics would be helpful. Here are
> some possible topics:
> * Design of the Boost Threading/Concurrency library. Format: Progress
> reports from several participants followed by discussion.
> * Applying Generative Programming to smart pointers. Beman Dawes.
> Progress report followed by discussion.
> If anyone else has topics they would like to present, let me know.
> I don't think it is realistic to ask people to prepare polished
> presentations. But perhaps people who have already submitted documents
> could present them briefly.
> Further background: The goal of the C++ committee in Toronto will be to
> finish work on a Technical Corrigenda (TC). Library extension proposals
> are not yet in order, but the library working group (LWG) will briefly
> discuss the process to be used for extension proposals. Best guess right
> now is that starting with the meeting after Toronto (Copenhagen, Denmark,
> 29 April 2001) the LWG will devote some portion of each meeting to
> extension proposals.
> --Beman

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