From: Dean Sturtevant (deansturtevant_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-01-25 12:57:17
I think it behooves us to consider what the ultimate goal of boost
is. Unless I misunderstand, it is to provide a service to the C++
programming community to allow them to reduce the time spent
developing, coding, and debugging useful tools. To the extent that
standard-conformance helps them do that, great. But if the standard
gets in the way, don't let it. My imagination has proved deficient
before, but I'll use it again -- I don't imagine there will be a
compiler that will detect situations where the user
overrides/specializes std:: functions. (I wouldn't like a compiler to
prevent me from using STLPort, for instance) Thus I don't anticipate
getting into trouble doing that.
Summary: I support #1.
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