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From: Gary Powell (Gary.Powell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-19 10:42:31

> Which reminds me... What is the status of the lambda library, that is, how
> close is it to boost release?
Ok Lambda:
  We've split it into 3 libraries:

The tuples is nearly ready for a boost release. Maybe another week or so.
(Some documentation, and a better test suite)
The bind and lambda stuff has been "boostified" but not as much effort has
been put into it to make it as portable. They really need partial
specialization. (And the docs are much less comprehensive, as is the test
suite) So judging from the comments we get on tuples, we thought we could
apply that effort to next, bind and then lambda. So the answer is we are
close, and the at our day job work has been the impediment to progress.

> Should I continue my work on a more portable
> alternative or this will turn out to be a wasted effort?
If you have an alternative which doesn't require partial specialization that
runs on MSVC, it will be very much appreciated by those of us stuck with
this dang compiler. I've had it, and have stopped trying. Although I know
that is a bad attitude. And judging from the comments by the folks in
Redmond reading this list I am hopeful that they are working on it.



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