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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-23 08:48:00

I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to retain the alphabetical list at the
top of the page... When I browsed the index in CVS I found it hard to get to
the library I was looking for. If there was a prominent "index by category"
link at the top, I think it would be enough.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Aleksey Gurtovoy" <alexy_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2001 2:10 AM
Subject: RE: [boost] An important question

> Beman Dawes wrote:
> > Attached is another draft, including most of Aleksey's ideas.
> > But the ordering is my own, based purely on intuition. It feels
> > right to me, but I'd like to hear comments from Aleksey or
> > others before I check it into CVS.
> I really like it. A few comments:
> 1) "Function objects" category is missed from the "libraries list by
> category" on the top of the page.
> 2) I think that having overlapping categories is not a bad thing, even if
> they contain almost the same set of libraries; in particular, I wonder if
> am the only one who would like to see "Higher-order programming" category
> the document, even although "Function objects" covers the most (all?) of
> (current) libraries we have. Funny as it might be, for me "Function
> just wouldn't ring a bell loud enough if I was looking for the library
> 'boost::function' (or not-yet-submitted 'lambda').
> 3) IMO it would be better to have separate "Template metaprogramming" and
> "Generic programming" categories instead of the single "Generic
> and Template Metaprogramming helpers"; "helpers" word seems to restrict
> category too much (not all template metaprogramming libraries are
> libraries :), not to mention that the name of the "coupled" category is
> too long ;).
> 4) 'static_assert' library is not listed under "Generic Programming..."
> category, and IMO it should be.
> 5) I like the order! I would place "Data structures" and "Memory"
> before "Inter-language support" and "Correctness and testing", though;
> a personal opinion, of course.
> 6) Nitpicking aside, the page looks great!
> Aleksey
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