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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-29 03:35:39

Bjorn Karlsson wrote:
> During the last week or so, we've been discussing some lexical_cast-related
> improvements.
> However, when improvements starts to divert from the library they're
> intended to improve, and/or demand non-trivial changes, it may be the case
> that they constitute a new library.
> [snip]

> The conclusion seems to be that the functionality is considered to be
> useful. However, I'd like some input on whether the changes should be
> minimized, and possibly added to lexical_cast, or if I (we) should take the
> input from the discussions, go back to the drawing board and incorporate
> the changes/improvements in a new library and ask for a formal review.

Personally I would not like to see two libraries for one task, and would
prefer lexical_cast to be modified instead. Modifying an existing library by
other persons can be considered a problem, but I don't think new names for
the same functionality should be invented for that reason.

- Volodya

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