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From: scleary_at_[hidden]
Date: 2000-10-17 10:17:21

--- In boost_at_[hidden], "Moore, Paul" <paul.moore_at_u...> wrote:
> I repeat, even though I haven't looked into it in any detail (I
have no need
> of it myself) I think that py_cpp is a useful and valuable library.
I just
> question whether it fits with what Boost is aiming to provide.

I have also not looked at py_cpp in detail. However, here's my 2
pennies: I think that py_cpp would be a welcome addition to Boost.

The purpose of Boost is to provide free libraries, and "[t]he
emphasis is on portable libraries which work well with the C++
Standard Library" (Boost web page). In fact, on one point in the
FAQ, it states that libraries don't even have to do useful work (!).
While it is possible that *some* of the Boost libraries may migrate
to the Standard in the future (see FAQ), that is not the only purpose
for Boost, IMO.

Unless a library has disqualifying elements (incompatible license,
incomplete documentation, conflicts with the STL, etc.), it should be
acceptable for inclusion. py_cpp goes beyond this by providing a
very _useful_ library.

Some of Boost may become Standard, but I do not consider this a
requirement for submission.

Again, this is all IMO -- as I see it, so feel free to take it or
leave it! :)


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