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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-02 14:54:35

At 09:35 AM 4/2/2001, David Allan Finch wrote:

>Hi All,
>I was at the ACCU Spring Confrence last week and there was
>discussion about what sort of additional libraries there might
>be. One of the ones mentioned was a 'medium' complexity
>GUI library...

The full context of this was that in a panel led by Nico Josuttis, Dietmar
Kuehl, and myself, a straw vote was taken. (Numbers are from memory and
very approximate.)

How many would like to see the Standard Library include:

     * A low complexity GUI library: A handful (5?)
     * A medium complexity GUI library: A larger handful (8?)
     * A high complexity GUI library: A handful (5?)
     * No, don't include a GUI library: Lots (>30)

This is a marked contrast to other possible libs discussed, such as
persistence, threads, and so forth. All of these were greeted
positively. The only one we took a straw poll on was a GUI library,
because it was the only one that seemed controversial to the audience,
which appeared to include many experienced developers.

So there is a storm warning flying on this one. That doesn't mean Boost
should steer clear, but it probably does mean rough waters ahead.


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