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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-12 10:33:30

The first batch of Boost libraries is going to the C++ committee (actually
the committee's Library Working Group) for possible addition to the
standard (via non-normative Technical Report).

The LWG chair requested a limit on the size of the first submission, and
that it include C99 based <boost/cstdint.hpp> header. The others I picked
fairly arbitrarily to give us an idea of the LWG's thinking.


--- message to committee library reflector ---

I've put up a TR Proposals List Trial Balloon document at

The purpose of this document is to stimulate discussion on several topics:

   * A Proposals List for tracking the status of TR proposals, similar
      to the Issues List.

   * Proposals List entries contain references to proposal documentation,
      not the lengthy technical material itself.

   * Proposal Status; the states a proposal must go through to reach
      final acceptance, particularly the "Accept in Principle" concept.

   * Other details of Proposal List contents.

   * Initial feedback on several actual proposals.

I've requested agenda time in Redmond to discuss both the overall
administrative questions raised, and to ask for initial impressions of the
actual proposals.

In discussing plans with Matt Austern, he suggested limiting the number of
initial proposals to six. I added a seventh, Threads, because the author
is planning to attend the meeting, but won't be at the Spring meeting.

But even with just seven proposals selected as representative and
interesting, it is far too much technical material to absorb quickly. Thus
it would be very helpful if LWG members could spend some time looking at
the proposals before the meeting. Since the technical meat is all on the
web pages linked to, plan to read via web browser rather than printout.

Apologies for not getting this document posted earlier. It took longer than
expected to get feedback on preliminary versions.


PS: Between email problems and travel, it may take me awhile to respond to
discussion. Other Boost members please feel free to answer questions about
the Boost libraries.

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