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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-17 07:58:48

From: "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_[hidden]>

> I'm not offended in the least, and am happy to leave that decision up
to the
> group at large. That said, I think it is important that if we decide
not to
> accept py_cpp, that we understand the criteria for making that
decision, so
> we can make them part of boost policy. So far, the remarks I've heard
do not
> clearly state what it is that would cause py_cpp to be deemed
appropriate or
> inappropriate for boost.

I think that the boost monolithic library should be separated into
several 'layers':

* Things that aren't in std:: for historical reasons (shared_ptr,
hash_map, possibly auto_array, later a labmda/expression library);

* Core components that aren't domain-specific; may or may not be
appropriate for std::, but layer 3 components depend on them;


* Domain-specific libraries (py_cpp, graph, regex) that aren't allowed
to depend on other layer 3 libraries, only on layer 2 and below.

The goal would be that layer 1 components will be 'essential', layer 2
components would be useful, but not mandatory unless using layer 3


Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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