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From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-05 04:41:19

In message <90ibuc+udet_at_[hidden]>, d.frey_at_[hidden] writes
>Peter's approach may also be useful in other cases. I wonder if it
>makes sense to start an "advanced FAQ" on boost or something like that
>to present solutions to this kind of problems and common ideas from
>other boost classes / libraries.

I had been pondering the idea of an idiom and design techniques
catalogue, ie a kind of design handbook (descriptive not prescriptive)
for Boost, and I think your suggestion is very much that. Even if it
just starts as a skeletal collection of names, uses and references to
other works that describe it, I think this would be a generally useful
piece of information.

>About lexical_cast_helper: I suggest hiding it in a "detail"-namespace
>or something like that.

Initially, yes. But it seems like a feature that we should be offering
to others for their own specialisations, so perhaps in the long run
migrate it up to public and documented boost.


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