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From: Herb Sutter (hsutter_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-21 22:13:49

> Just a quick note about our current C++ feature discussion:
> It's a great idea, and on topic for the Boost mailing list, to talk
> about the C++ features that would be most helpful to implement libraries
> like the ones in Boost. It's similarly on topic to discuss insights about
> the language based on our experiences implementing Boost, and the results of
> such a discussion could be a big help to the C++ community as a whole.
> But it's off topic to have a general "make suggestions for the new C++
> language" discussion here.

Indeed, and thanks to you, Dave, and Beman for repeating this. My question was
for a list of features "most needed" for writing C++ "libraries ... and Boost
in particular."

So far, there have been three such suspects discussed: typedef templates,
auto, and typeof.

> That having been said, I applaud Herb for the work he's doing: collecting
> suggestions here and, I presume, distilling them down for discussion with
> others and perhaps some specific proposals to the committee.

My motivation is to understand what you need in the way of language support,
and to see which ideas are: a) essential; and b) ready for prime time.

Next, I want to take a straw poll on the three above features just to gauge
public support. Beyond that, I'll stop adding volume to the Boost list for
now, I promise. :-)


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